Research assistant, Jaqueline Nalenoi, discussing water security with a group of women in Sessia location, Samburu

21 April 2017

Understanding empowerment and water security with pastoralist women in Kenya

Research in the Samburu and Maasai communities in Northern Kenya reveals some surprising perspectives on water security and women’s empowerment.

Read more
A girl pumps water to fill an animal drinking trough, in Centre-East region, Burkina Faso © Sarah Dickin/REACH

8 March 2017

Dry hands and dry wells: impacts of water insecurity on rural women in Burkina Faso

When water supplies run low, business dries up for women in rural Burkina Faso.

Read more
Rapid industrial growth attracts the rural poor to Dhaka City, Bangladesh © Nushrat Yeasmin/REACH

16 February 2017

Life on the banks of a polluted river

The Turag River so polluted that it jeopardises the water security and health of workers and communities living on the riverbanks in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Read more

UK Department for International Development Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

'Access to water is a defining challenge for the 21st century. The UK has already helped 43 million people to access clean water, but there is far more to be done.'

© 2017 REACH