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.

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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.

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10 November 2016

The urban future: it’s a lot about water

A snapshot of the water–related discussions at Habitat III, the United Nations conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development

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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.'

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