Vision & Mission

Water Sanitation and Hygiene Institute

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A world in which all the communities have access to safe, protected and sustainable drinking water and sanitation services, with improved hygiene practices.


WASHi’s prime focus is to facilitate development of skilled professionals in water and sanitation sector with a community perspective to address the growing need of trained human resources in the sector.

The mission statement includes:

Bridge the knowledge gap between the community and service providers through education and training to assist the stakeholders in planning, implementation, operation and management of water, sanitation, hygiene and environmental programmes on a sustainable basis.

Promote appropriate and low cost solutions in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion based on the action research and field level studies carried out by the Institute and its collaborative partners.

Promote effective policies and strategies to address the capacity building needs around the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion, with a special focus on poor and vulnerable communities living in rural and urban areas, for wider replication.