Credit: Marcos Villalta, Save the Children

29 October 2018

Toward a hybrid approach to water law in Africa

A new study, led by IWMI and the Pegasys Institute and funded by REACH through an Accelerated grant, explains the state of water permitting in sub-Saharan Africa and proposes a hybrid approach to water law as the way forward.

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UNICEF branded data logger on a tube well in Bangladesh; credit: Rob Hope

13 July 2018

‘Smart Handpumps’ research is the overall winner of the Vice Chancellor’s Innovation Award

Oxford’s Smart Handpumps’ research has been selected as the overall winner in the University’s inaugural Vice Chancellor’s Innovation Awards, and also won the category for impact in building capacity.

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Women scooping water from a river bed in Kenya; Credit: Rob Hope/REACH

5 June 2018

Why getting ‘water affordability’ right matters – and how water diaries can be of help

Measuring the “affordability” of water presents a veritable methodological challenge especially in areas where households have complex water use behaviours. Dr Sonia Hoque presents the water diary method successfully piloted in Kitui in 2017, and now expanding to Bangladesh and Ethiopia.

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

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