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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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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Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Section, Programme Division, UNICEF

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