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Credit: Alice Chautard/REACH | Young girls collecting water in Haro Kersa, rural Ethiopia.

24 March 2020

Climate resilience and water security: for whom, by whom and at what scale?

In February REACH hosted a workshop on water security and climate resilience in collaboration with Oxfam. In this blog, the authors report on the workshop and discuss where academics and practitioners working on water security can truly add value.

Credit: Katrina Charles; Water quality testing in Kitui, Kenya

10 March 2020

REACH is hiring!

Are you interested in water security, water quality and climate resilience? REACH is currently advertising three research roles joining Dr Katrina Charles' water quality team. Application deadline: 15 April.

Credit: Zoë Johnson/REACH

27 January 2020

ECR Feature | Does entrepreneurship mean empowerment for young women bunabéts (coffee house) owners in Wukro, Ethiopia?

As part of this Early Career Feature, Zoë Johnson discusses insights from her research exploring how processes of social, economic, and political change in Ethiopia shape young women’s perceptions of their own opportunities.

Where we work

Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya

Our research is focused on fragile states in Africa and South Asia, regions where water security challenges are greatest and poverty most acute. We are setting up ‘Water Security Observatories’ in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Kenya to implement in-depth interdisciplinary research on water security and poverty. Findings will be relevant for scaling up and adapting to other countries and contexts.

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Research

Building evidence for the links between water security and poverty

Our research takes an innovative, interdisciplinary, risk-based approach, looking at water security risks and poverty reduction across three themes: resource sustainability, inclusive services and sustainable growth. The evidence we produce will help guide investment and design policies and practices that benefit the poor.

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How we work

A global science-practitioner partnership

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.

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Dr Rob Hope, Programme Director

‘We’re developing a risk-based framework for policy-makers to assess water security risks at global, national and individual household scales.’

Partnership Funding

Be part of our research programme

REACH is funding additional research and building partnerships with other practitioners, enterprises and researchers passionate about water security and poverty reduction in Africa and South Asia. During the course of the programme we will be making calls for research to support our core programme. 

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Water Security 2019

2019 Conference on Water Security and Poverty

Our latest conference was held in Oxford in March 2019.

 

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UK Department for International Development Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

‘Research into how water resources can be better managed
will help millions of the world’s poorest
and most vulnerable people.’

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