Women carrying water in Coastal Bangladesh, Khulna district

14 June 2021

Policy reform for safe drinking water services for rural Bangladesh: The SafePani model

This blog presents the SafePani model, a new institutional framework for rural water service delivery in Bangladesh.

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This image was taken at Legedadi, where both surface and groundwater supply Addis Ababa city. The surface water observable on the right is the tail of Legedadi reservoir (a major surface water reservoir to Addis Ababa). A deep groundwater point can be found where the house is located. Credit: Behailu Birhanu

10 May 2021

Improving urban water supply security through the integrated use of surface and groundwater resources

In this blog, Dr Birhanu argues the best water supply management option to improve urban water security, and protect groundwater resources, is the integrated use of surface and groundwater resources.

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A girl collects water from a kiosk in Uganda prior to the COVID-19 pandemic (Photo courtesy of Water Mission)

19 February 2021

Monitoring socio-climatic interactions to improve rural water security in Africa

Rainfall variability and socioeconomic shocks pose a revenue risk to rural water services across Africa. A new paper by Andrew Armstrong et al. explores how water usage data combined with climate information can be used to generate warning signals of revenue risk and to improve policy response.

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

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