Boats in Dhaka, Bangladesh

22 March 2018

Water for Sustainable Development: what can we hope for the coming decade?

For World Water Day, our directors reflect on how REACH will contribute to the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development through our work on managing the water quality trade-offs associated with industrialisation and urbanisation.

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Polder 29, Khulna District; Credit: Sonia Hoque/REACH

25 January 2018

In search of acceptable, accessible and affordable drinking water services – A tale of households in coastal Bangladesh

Following a visit in Khulna District, Bangladesh, Dr Sonia Hoque reflects on the diversity of drinking water services and risks in Polder 29, and their implications for water security.

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Children drinking water from a tube well in Bangladesh; Photo Credit: Rob Hope/REACH

23 August 2017

Challenges and opportunities to achieve ‘safely managed’ drinking water in rural Bangladesh

A water audit was conducted in 2017 in Chandpur and Comilla Districts, Bangladesh, exploring issues relating to water access, affordability, reliability and safety, in support of national strategies to achieve safe water for all.

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

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