A bean farmer in Kisolo, Uganda © Neil Palmer/CIAT

8 May 2017

Making water permits work for the poor in Africa

A comparative study across five African countries explores how to make water permit systems more effective and pro-poor.

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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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200 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa rely on handpumps to access groundwater © Tim Foster/REACH

27 February 2017

Handpump vibrations could help secure water for millions of people in Africa

Shallow groundwater levels can be estimated by monitoring the up-and-down movement of handpumps, Oxford University researchers have discovered.

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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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