15 January 2019

REACH Early-Career Researcher Feature: Improving water security for the rural poor in fragile environments

Cliff Nyaga, Research Manager for REACH in the Kitui Observatory (University of Oxford), discusses how his research aims to address the water services maintenance gap in rural Kenya.

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The Turkwel river flowing south of Lodwar town, Kenya. Credit: Bernard Dupont

26 October 2018

Coping with water scarcity in the Turkwel river basin, Kenya

In a recent open access paper published in the Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies by Hirpa et al., the authors examine the drivers of water scarcity in Kenya’s Turkwel river basin, and comment on the implications for water resources planning and development.

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Credit: REACH/Katrina Charles

21 June 2018

Advancing climate resilient water services in Wukro, Ethiopia

Wukro is a growing small town in Northern Ethiopia faced with seasonal rainfall and an increasing water demand. Dr Taye and Dr Charles discuss the role of Climate Resilient Water Safety Plans in integrating water quality and quantity, and building the resilience of water systems to future changes.

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UK Department for International Development Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

'Access to water is a defining challenge for the 21st century. The UK has already helped 43 million people to access clean water, but there is far more to be done.'

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