Woman carrying a jerrycan of water in Turkana; Credit: Rob Hope/REACH

7 March 2018

Living and thriving under the glare of the Turkana sun

Following meetings in Turkana which convened national and county level stakeholders, Rob Hope, Dan Olago and Andrew Trevett reflect on the challenges associated with improving water security for the poor in the drought-prone county.

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Farmer facing drought in Ethiopia; Credit: UNICEF Ethiopia/Lemma

9 January 2018

Too much, too little: the economic impacts of rainfall availability and variability on the Awash basin

A new study published in Ecological Economics, assesses the economic impacts of rainfall shocks on agriculture, industrial and services sectors and on households in Ethiopia’s Awash basin.

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View of the Awash Basin; Credit: Katrina Charles/REACH

11 December 2017

Towards establishing a ‘risk threshold’ in the Awash river basin, Ethiopia | Part I

Following a visit in the Awash basin in November 2017, Dr Catherine Grasham reflects on what ‘water risk’ means to different water users in the basin.

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

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