30 March 2022

Professionalized maintenance of rural water services: Four findings from Kitui County, Kenya

The second in our #WWD22 releases, this post is based on 10 years of research from Kitui County, Kenya, supported by the REACH programme, the USAID Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership, UNICEF, ESRC and UKAID. It presents key findings from a policy brief on investing in professionalized maintenance for rural drinking water services.

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22 March 2022

Improving water security, reducing inequalities

As we mark World Water Day 2022, REACH is posting a series of new resources featuring work to improve water security in schools, health care facilities and households. Read more below to find out more.

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Students from the University of Nairobi and a researcher from Kenya Meteorological Department prepare to launch weather balloons carrying radiosondes to measure wind speed and other atmospheric parameters as part of the RIFTJET campaign. Credit: Callum Munday

12 October 2021

Advancing knowledge of African climate for decision makers

Compared to other regions of the world, Africa’s climate has generally been less studied, and hence remains less understood. What are the implications for water managers and decision makers, and what can be done to address this issue?

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

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