Woman storing water in Satkhira; photo credit: COAST

7 September 2020

Gender and WASH in Emergency: What happens when a super cyclone hits at the height of a pandemic?

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.

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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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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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