23 March 2023

2 billion people without safe drinking water: What’s behind the number and how do we get to universal access?

Professor Katrina Charles, REACH Co-Director, University of Oxford With all the information coming out of the UN-Water Conference this week, and the commitments to the Water Action agenda, there are a lot of statistics flying around about the status of access to drinking water services. One often-seen headline is that 2 billion people don’t have […]

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View of the sunsetting in New-York

20 March 2023

The UN Water Conference is a rare window of opportunity

The UN will host the second global water conference in New York on 22-24 March, over forty years after the first gathering in Argentina in 1977. It begs the questions: why so long? And, what can this event hope to deliver? 

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17 March 2023

SafePani: A new model to secure safe drinking water for school children in coastal Bangladesh

Dr Sonia Ferdous Hoque, University of Oxford One out of seven schools in Bangladesh’s Khulna district does not have a safe source of drinking water on premises. For those that have a waterpoint – usually a tubewell or rainwater harvesting system – the safety and reliability is uncertain. That is because there are no provisions […]

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

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