Woman walking with donkeys carrying water during drought in Ethiopia. Credit: Ayene, UNICEF Ethiopia

3 August 2021

REACH Climate Resilience Report: Water security is critical to advance climate resilience

Dr Katrina Charles summarises key messages from REACH’s new Water Security for Climate Resilience Report. The report synthesis six years of interdisciplinary research on climate resilience and water security.

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Photo Credit: waterdotorg (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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

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