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8 March 2021

Building a better future for women by improving water in Kenyan schools

Nancy Gladstone, Professor Rob Hope, Dr Johanna Koehler, Florence Tanui, Cliff Nyaga, Dr Jacob Katuva This blog is based on research from REACH and the USAID Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership – read the full report. Today is International Women’s Day which recognises the role and contribution of women in all aspects of society. The […]

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Flooded houses in Lodwar, Turkana County, Kenya

4 November 2020

Extreme rainfall and management of the Turkwel Gorge Dam in Kenya

Recent news stories predict that the Turkwel Gorge Dam in northwest Kenya will overflow in November 2020. The potential flooding could affect over 300,000 people in an area accustomed to droughts. Understanding rainfall variability can provide lessons for managing dams in drylands to improve water security for energy, agriculture, environmental and human needs.

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

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