People gather to inspect Claude’s water storage tank behind his milling plant. © Louise Bloom.

26 October 2015

Water security isn’t a short-term issue for refugees

Access to water is a huge challenge for refugees. In more than half of refugee camps around the world, refugees cannot secure the minimum daily water requirement of 20 litres per person, let alone water to support livelihoods.

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Returning from market atop the Gum Selassa dam wall. Looking downstream of the dam over tilled and to-be-tilled fields that will be irrigated with water from the dam. © REACH/ A. Dansie

21 July 2015

Water for agriculture: managing the land and rains in the Ethiopian highlands

Reflecting on a diagnostic field visit to Ethiopia, Andrew Dansie’s blog draws attention to the role of water storage, agriculture, and land use in water security and rural livelihoods.

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10 July 2015

Water on all sides: reflections on Bangladesh

‘Bangladesh is for a water scientist what London is for a banker or Hawaii for a surfer.’ Edoardo Borgomeo’s blog on the recent REACH diagnostic field visit to Bangladesh.

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