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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A clean water tank in Lodwar, Kenya; Credit: Dr Sophie Haines/REACH

27 October 2017

Governing water and knowledge in Turkana, Kenya

A new REACH study assesses the institutions involved in water decision-making in Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya, focusing on their access to and use (or non-use) of weather and climate information. 

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

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