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Nitya Jacob

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Nitya Jacob  is a policy analyst and water expert. He has written a book  Jalyatra  on India's traditional water management practices. He worked as the head of Policy with WaterAid India, an NGO supporting drinking water and sanitation projects in the country. Jacob also headed the water advocacy and research function at the Centre for Science and Environment, a research and advocacy NGO based in Delhi. Jacob has written and edited books and articles on India’s traditional water wisdom, rural governance and trends in rural development. His essay on water was published in an UN-sponsored publication  Water Voices from around the World.  H e   is a WASH Policy Analyst.

Sewage Testing as a Pandemic Monitoring Tool

A common challenge faced by governments across the world during the COVID-19 pandemic is to identify patients affected by the virus. The two tests ado

Nirmal to Swachch: More Money, More Toilets, More of the Same

Four years after the Government of India launched the Swachch Bharat Mission (SBM), what is the reality in rural Uttar Pradesh, India's largest State?

Drought Relief: Harnessing Native Genius for Water Storage

Droughts draw attention to failure of government supply programmes. With each passing year the severity of the water crisis worsens. At fault is an en