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 young girl sits on a jerry can, as her mother fills up another with water, near the town of Jowhar, Somalia, on December 15. The area around Jowhar has experienced large amounts of flooding this year, completely blocking off the town from main roads and forcing thousands to flee their homes and seek shelter on higher ground. AU UN IST PHOTO / Tobin Jones

20 October 2020

New funding to improve water security for 10 million people in Africa and Asia

New funding from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) will support REACH to improve water security for 10 million people in Africa and Asia.

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Women talking while carrying water jerrycans, on the outskirt of Wukro, Ethiopia (Credit: Marina Korzenevica)

12 October 2020

Towards more equitable water in Wukro, Ethiopia: why this matters for small water-intensive businesses

The authors discuss recently published research which examined how small-scale businesses run by women in Wukro town, Ethiopia are impacted by inadequate supply of water, and what coping strategies are employed.

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

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