Women and children collecting water from a riverbed

13 August 2020

Can Social capital quench thirst? Evidence from rural Kenya.

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.

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Water collection at a kiosk in Kitui, Kenya, during the COVID19 pandemic. April 2020; Credit: Mary Musenya Sammy

15 June 2020

Can rural people pay for water in a crisis?

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.

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Interviews with a water vendor during the COVID19 pandemic in Polder 29, Khulna, Coastal Bangladesh. Credit: REACH Field Officer

29 May 2020

Water security in times of crisis: how COVID-19 is impacting the rural poor in Bangladesh and Kenya

This blog, based on interviews led by our colleagues in coastal Bangladesh and rural Kenya, discusses the challenges faced by local water users and managers in the midst of the coronavirus.

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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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