Credit: Catherine Grasham/REACH

5 July 2018

Towards establishing a ‘risk threshold’ in the Awash river basin, Ethiopia: Part II

The lower part of Ethiopia’s Awash Basin is characterised by low rainfall and chronic water variability. In this blog entry Dr Catherine Grasham discusses how water related risks vary within communities of the lower Awash, and how they compare to the risks experienced in the upper part of the basin.

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Credit: Marina Korzenevica-Proud

20 June 2018

Exploring water vulnerabilities in Wukro, a growing small town in Northern Ethiopia

Following from a visit in Wukro, Northern Ethiopia with a team from Mekelle University leading the Exploring Inequalities grants in Wukro, Dr Marina Korzenevica-Proud critically reflects on some of the challenges to providing affordable and equitable water access in the small – yet growing – town.

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Credit: Rob Hope/REACH

5 June 2018

Why getting ‘water affordability’ right matters – and how water diaries can be of help

Measuring the “affordability” of water presents a veritable methodological challenge especially in areas where households have complex water use behaviours. Dr Sonia Hoque presents the water diary method successfully piloted in Kitui in 2017, and now expanding to Bangladesh and Ethiopia.

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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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