To develop Abridged Version of “Ecological Impact of Drinking Water and Related Issues on Health, Nutrition and Socio-economic Status of Communities” Report

Partner: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

The scope of work was to compact the data spread across 130 pages to create an abridged version of the report which would carry the same depth of information as the longer version but be made lucid, concise and crisp to expand the circle of readership and wider dissemination to the people concerned in the sector. The report was edited in line with the extensive in-house editing guidelines and IUCN editorial guidelines.

The report looked at the complex linkages of the impact of water, sanitation and hygiene on the health and nutritional status, a topic well-recognised by public health specialists, but not as effectively communicated. An effort was made to bridge the gap via a research report on existing situation on drinking water quality and accessibility along with sanitation, nutrition, and health linkages, for Bangladesh and in India for Assam, West Bengal and Tripura.

The abridged report was a more focused, stream-lined, and reader-friendly version of the comprehensive report and would take the information to a greater number of stakeholders.