Access to water

How water harvesting can help relieve India's drought

India’s monsoons provide relief from oppressive heat but, more importantly, they provide sustenance for millions. A timely and sufficient monsoon is critical for farmers but, increasingly, monsoons are becoming less reliable because of climate change. Exacerbating this is a set of policies that encourage water wastage, deepening the water crisis that threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions in rural India.

Human Rights ‘WASH’ed away in Palestine 

Photo: Muhammad Sabah / B’Tselem

Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza has lasted over half a century, and the dire humanitarian situation is at breaking point. On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, it is crucial to highlight the denial of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to the Palestinian people, not only as a human-made political crisis, but also, as a human rights issue. 

Pump Aid harnesses the power of local entrepreneurs to end water poverty

Whilst many initiatives led by governments and NGOs have done a great deal to improve the rural water supply in Africa, DFID Malawi estimates that up to 40% of all water points are non-functional at any one time.  They end up abandoned when they break down, even though a simple fix could put the pump back into operation, this puts over 7 million Malawians at risk to waterborne diseases.