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Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) launch new briefing paper on ‘Strengthening gender equality in access to water, sanitation and hygiene’. The gender briefing paper explores actions that can be taken to improve gender equality.

This report presents options for how to carry out a quantification and profiling through assessments of workers at city level.

The water-sensitive cities (WSC) approach offers an opportunity to deliver services, improve city functioning and liveability, strengthen ecosystem servicing, and transform urban health and well-being. This report provides an overview of the WSC approach, the rationale for how it can complement conventional approaches.

Today, 1.42 billion people – including 450 million children – live in areas of high or extremely high water vulnerability. Less than 3 per cent of the world’s water resources is freshwater, and it is growing increasingly scarce.

Safe sanitation and clean surroundings have an immense impact on health, productivity, safety and dignity, and are vital for an enhanced quality of life.

Submission of report by the government of Assam in compliance with the National Green Tribunal order of September 21, 2020 in Original Application No. 593 of 2017 (Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti Vs Union of India & Others).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhash Gupta & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/02/2021. An application was filed in the NGT to enforce the order of July 23, 2018 for proper maintenance of storm water drains in Gurgaon. The report of GMDA filed February 8, 2020 (the latest) has stated that 47.7 MLD was yet to be diverted/treated.

The ‘Urban WASH' project was implemented in George and Chawama compounds in Lusaka between July 2013 and June 2017 by Oxfam and Village Water. The project aimed to improve provision and sustainable management of WASH services by engaging citizens to hold duty bearers and service providers to account.

The study highlights why hygiene is a major foundation of quality health outcomes, together with water and basic sanitation.

NITI Aayog released a book on faecal sludge and septage management in urban areas.