Credit: Saskia Nowicki; Interviews at a hand pump in Kitui, Kenya

29 April 2020

Rural water quality monitoring within reach: moving beyond the quantity vs. quality mindset

Water quality monitoring is an important part of managing water safety, but is often considered a secondary priority. Saskia Nowicki discusses why we need to move beyond the water quantity versus quality dichotomy.

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Huseyna Faraha, 20 years old, helping others in pouring water in their containers. Credit: UNICEF Ethiopia

22 April 2020

COVID-19 amplifies water security inequalities

COVID19 is not waterborne, but we know that WASH is essential to reduce the spread of the disease. And more than that, water insecurity can limit social distancing. Dr Katrina Charles discusses the links between COVID19 and water inequalities.

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Credit: Alice Chautard/REACH | Young girls collecting water in Haro Kersa, rural Ethiopia.

24 March 2020

Climate resilience and water security: for whom, by whom and at what scale?

In February REACH hosted a workshop on water security and climate resilience in collaboration with Oxfam. In this blog, the authors report on the workshop and discuss where academics and practitioners working on water security can truly add value.

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Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Section, Programme Division, UNICEF

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