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WASHi Background

Issues such as ground water depletion, water quality deterioration, poor sanitation coverage, poor focus on hygiene, mismanagement of solid and liquid waste, rapid urbanisation, and other emerging issues due to climate change, demand adequate human resources with necessary capacity. Addressing the capacity gaps therefore assumes significance, especially with the growing complexities around the provision and management of water and sanitation facilities.

To address the issues mentioned, the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Institute (WASH Institute) was established in 2008 as a Non-Governmental Organization. Recently, the organization has marked 10th year in the development space in enabling the communities with sustainable drinking water, sanitation facilities and improved hygiene practices.

WASH Institute is dedicated to providing and strengthening the capacity,and skills of the professionals involved in the sector across Indiathrough intensive trainings. Apart from the capacity building initiatives for the professionals already associated in the sector, the organization has also given prime importance towards grooming students for achieving sustainable water and sanitation solution.

In addition to the skill and capacity building initiatives, WASH Institute providesTechnical Assistance to the Government of India for implementing Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin). The organization has been recognized as a National key Resource Centre (KRC) by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS), Government of India.

WASH institute is also engaged in action research to develop innovative products on the sanitation value chain. The organisation provides comprehensive WASH programs for communities, schools and households in various states of India. WASH Institute is knownfor its innovative IEC, BCC design materials. The Institute is a part of various networks and advisory committees on WASH and houses the Secretariat of National Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (NFSSM) Alliance.

About the Organization

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Institute (WASH Institute) is a national level Non-Governmental organization dedicated to strengthening the capacity, skills and knowledge of everyone involved in the sector across India. WASH Institute provides Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India (GoI) to implement the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS), GoI to implement the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin).

As a Key Resource Centre (KRC), WASH Institute organises short and long-term trainings on WASH for the government, NGOs and INGOs. WASH Institute runs a Postgraduate Diploma in Sanitary Science. The organization is involved in action research to develop innovative products on the sanitation value chain and is also engaged in providing comprehensive WASH programs to the communities and schools across rural and urban areas of the country. WASH Institute is known for its innovative IEC design materials. The organization is a part of various networks, advisory committees on WASH and houses the Secretariat of National Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (NFSSM) Alliance.

Thrust areas of WASH Institute

Technical Assistance to National and State Governments

Training and Capacity Building

Academic Courses

Research and Innovation

Grassroots Program Implementation

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