Kenya's political system is transforming under devolution. But what does this mean for drinking water security and will the poor be better or worse off? Johanna Koehler reports back from the Third Annual Devolution Conference.
On 15 April we hosted a science-industry event to identify shared interests in a sustainable garment industry, which benefits business, the environment and poor people.
It's critical for researchers and practitioners to assess water usage, needs and risk within the household. This means speaking to women and girls, who might otherwise be overlooked.
Our research is focussed on fragile states in Africa and South Asia, regions where water security challenges are greatest and poverty most acute. We are establishing ‘Water Security Observatories’ in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Kenya where we will implement in-depth interdisciplinary studies on water security and poverty. The programme will be designed so that it can be scaled up and adapted for other countries and contexts.Learn more
Our research takes an innovative, interdisciplinary, risk-based approach.
We are investigating water security risks and poverty reduction across three themes: resource sustainability, inclusive services and sustainable growth.
Our science will help guide investment and design policies and practices that benefit the poor.
We are partnering with UNICEF global, regional and country offices to make sure that our science informs their programmes of work and changes lives. UNICEF has over 100 offices worldwide and a global mandate to improve water supply, sanitation and hygiene for the poor.Learn more
We are looking to build partnerships with other practitioners, enterprises and researchers passionate about water security and poverty reduction in Africa and South Asia. The first call for proposals for ‘Catalyst Grants’ has now closed, but there will be another call later this year.Learn more
Our inaugural conference was held in Oxford on 9-11 December 2015 and debated new thinking for improving water security for the poor.
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