Children drinking water from a tube well in Bangladesh; Photo Credit: Rob Hope/REACH

23 August 2017

Challenges and opportunities to achieve ‘safely managed’ drinking water in rural Bangladesh

A water audit was conducted in 2017 in Chandpur and Comilla Districts, Bangladesh, exploring issues relating to water access, affordability, reliability and safety, in support of national strategies to achieve safe water for all.

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Boat in Bangladesh; Photo Credit: Eduardo Lopez

7 August 2017

Water security and poverty in coastal Bangladesh: can modelling be of help?

Recent REACH research unveils how modelling can be used to examine the links between water risk and poverty for an embanked area in coastal Bangladesh.

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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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