WASH Knowledge Resources

India WASH Forum is constantly asked to recommend the best knowledge resources out there.

Given that most institutions have a long list of such reports and studies, where it is difficult to locate the best knowledge and learning resources, for someone who is new to the sector or even the experts, we have given below 5-10 of our top recommended knowledge resource links for our readers.

Capacity Development

Capacity Development Effectiveness Ladder Framework

SCBP Capacity Development Experience

Journey of Urban Sanitation Capacity Development in India

Digital Strategy Dec 2020

State Normative Framework for CB


Climate Change and Sanitation

Climate Smart Cities Framework 2020, NIUA

Integrating Sanitation and Climate Change Adaptation, WA 2021

Government and Other Reports and Guidelines

Swachhta_ Status_Report 2016

Swach Bharat Gramin Guidlines 2014

AMRUT Guidelines 2014

Deloite Sanitation White paper 2013

Malnutrition India 2005 World Bank 

SLB toolkit ASCI

service_benchmarking_india MoUD

National Urban Sanitation Policy 2008

NGP Evaluation Study 2010, CMS, MoDWS

National Faecal Sludge and Septage Management Policy, 2017


Sanitation Behaviour Change

Sanitation Behaviour Change Formative Research 2016, IWF

Sanitation and BC lessons 240615 IWF

CLTS human right Jamie Batram

Elusive impact of WASH LSHTM

IIMC Hygiene Study 1998


BC research lessons 180215

Bihar Hygiene Formative Research – IRC


Rural Sanitation

Swachhta_ Status_Report 2016

Report of MoDWS to parliamentry Committee 2015

Swach Bharat Gramin Guidlines 2014

SBM budget analysis 2015 CPR

GLASSl report_2012

WSP 2012 study on sanitation

12th Plan National Consultation-Rural-Watsan


Urban Sanitation

jagori report delhi watsan 2012

National Urban Sanitation Policy

12th Plan Working Group on Urban water 2011

CPCB 2016 report


Faecal Sludge Management

Port Blair decentralsied sanitation systems

Decentralized Sanitation PB Report 080819

Technology FSSM Pitch Deck

Financing FSSM Pitch Deck

General Audience FSSM Picth Deck


Faecal-Sludge-Management MSW sourcebook WaterAid 2015

FSM in South Asia Small Towns 2015

Compendium of Sanitation Technologies, EAWAG, WSSCC 2012

CPHEEO Manual on Sewerage and Septage 2012

Septage Management Guidelines UDD, 2016

Sewerage Treatment Capacity, CPCB Report 2016


Municipal Solid Waste Management

Asnani World Bank 2008nt-Report

Book 1 Draft Manual 2014



Household Water Treatment Systems

WHO_HSE_WSH_09 02_eng

Final Version of HWTS Policy Note India 2014

WHO Global survey of HWTS Policies_Final

HWTS Manual_Appendix 1_Mar 09

Water quality and Health Strategy of WHO 2013-2020