Woman on mobile phone © Photo Africa / Shutterstock

7 December 2015

Can mobile monitoring deliver drinking water security to Africa’s rural poor?

REACH Director Rob Hope discusses the hype and hope of mobile systems to tackle poverty in Africa through better monitoring of drinking water security.

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Aerators at a Texas paper mill clarify waste water.

26 November 2015

Bridging the gap: water infrastructure

Of the many conditions necessary for sustainable water security, few rank more highly than the availability of infrastructure for abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution. But there is an unbridged gap between water infrastructure and investment.

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© earth.nullschool.net: Winds over East Africa (at 850hPa) with contours of total precipitable water, forecast for Monday 16 November at 15.00 UTC. The REACH programme includes observatories in Kenya and Ethiopia.

19 November 2015

Can climate information improve water security for the poor?

Climate change threatens to undermine efforts to improve water security and end poverty. So how can planners ensure that water and sanitation programmes are resilient to climate variability and change?

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

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