Polder 29, Khulna District; Credit: Sonia Hoque/REACH

25 January 2018

In search of acceptable, accessible and affordable drinking water services – A tale of households in coastal Bangladesh

Following a visit in Khulna District, Bangladesh, Dr Sonia Hoque reflects on the diversity of drinking water services and risks in Polder 29, and their implications for water security.

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Focus Group Discussions in Burkina Faso; Credit: Sarah Dickin/SEI

11 January 2018

Beyond climate-proofing – considering gender implications of water insecurity in Burkina Faso

Research in Burkina Faso, as part of a REACH Catalyst grant, explores the gender dimensions of vulnerability and adaptation to water insecurity and long term climatic changes.

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Farmer facing drought in Ethiopia; Credit: UNICEF Ethiopia/Lemma

9 January 2018

Too much, too little: the economic impacts of rainfall availability and variability on the Awash basin

A new study published in Ecological Economics, assesses the economic impacts of rainfall shocks on agriculture, industrial and services sectors and on households in Ethiopia’s Awash basin.

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

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