In light of the two disasters that recently hit coastal Bangladesh, cyclone Amphan and COVID-19, Professor Mahbuba Nasreen shares key insights from her own research on gender and WASH in emergency from the past three decades.
In this blog, the authors discuss the role and importance of social capital - and how women and vulnerable community members leverage existing relationships based on trust to ensure household water security.
On 9th June, REACH and UNICEF co-organised a webinar on how to measure water affordability and improve policy response during the COVID19 pandemic, hosted by RWSN. In this blog, they share five key lessons from the online event.
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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
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.Learn more
Our latest conference was held in Oxford in March 2019.
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