Woman storing water in Satkhira; photo credit: COAST

7 September 2020

Gender and WASH in Emergency: What happens when a super cyclone hits at the height of a pandemic?

In light of the two disasters that recently hit coastal Bangladesh, cyclone Amphan and COVID-19, Professor Mahbuba Nasreen shares key insights from her own research on gender and WASH in emergency from the past three decades.

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Water collection at a kiosk in Kitui, Kenya, during the COVID19 pandemic. April 2020; Credit: Mary Musenya Sammy

15 June 2020

Can rural people pay for water in a crisis?

On 9th June, REACH and UNICEF co-organised a webinar on how to measure water affordability and improve policy response during the COVID19 pandemic, hosted by RWSN. In this blog, they share five key lessons from the online event.

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Interviews with a water vendor during the COVID19 pandemic in Polder 29, Khulna, Coastal Bangladesh. Credit: REACH Field Officer

29 May 2020

Water security in times of crisis: how COVID-19 is impacting the rural poor in Bangladesh and Kenya

This blog, based on interviews led by our colleagues in coastal Bangladesh and rural Kenya, discusses the challenges faced by local water users and managers in the midst of the coronavirus.

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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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