Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University © REACH

18 December 2015

Water Security: less talk, more action

Over 200 people from 20 countries met to debate using a risk-based framework to respond to the global and local challenges at the Water Security 2015 conference held at Oxford University on 9-11 December.

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Woman on mobile phone © Photo Africa / Shutterstock

7 December 2015

Can mobile monitoring deliver drinking water security to Africa’s rural poor?

REACH Director Rob Hope discusses the hype and hope of mobile systems to tackle poverty in Africa through better monitoring of drinking water security.

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© earth.nullschool.net: Winds over East Africa (at 850hPa) with contours of total precipitable water, forecast for Monday 16 November at 15.00 UTC. The REACH programme includes observatories in Kenya and Ethiopia.

19 November 2015

Can climate information improve water security for the poor?

Climate change threatens to undermine efforts to improve water security and end poverty. So how can planners ensure that water and sanitation programmes are resilient to climate variability and change?

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

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