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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Landscape in Kitui, Kenya; Credit: Joanna Koehler

26 April 2018

Are you responsible for universal, safe, sufficient, affordable & equitable water services?

A new article published by Johanna Koehler in Geoforum presents novel insights into Kenya’s devolution and water service reform drawing on perceptions by all devolved county water ministries.

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

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