On 21 May a borehole was drilled outside the School of Geography and the Environment at Oxford University. A ‘Smart Handpump’ will be installed to support REACH’s research on inclusive water services and water resource sustainability.
On 15 April we hosted a science-industry event to identify shared interests in a sustainable garment industry, which benefits business, the environment and poor people.
We asked six of our researchers from the country teams: what are the biggest water security and poverty issues facing your country? Here’s what they had to say.
What are companies doing to assess and manage water risks – and could their efforts benefit or worsen the livelihoods for rural people?
Do you have a new idea for tackling water insecurity and poverty in Africa or South Asia? Today we open applications for Catalyst Grants of £10,000-50,000.
Over 200 people from 20 countries met to debate using a risk-based framework to respond to the global and local challenges at the Water Security 2015 conference held at Oxford University on 9-11 December.
Ask most people what the link between gender, poverty and water is and they’ll refer to the role of women in collecting water. However, this is only one piece of a much bigger puzzle linking gender and water to natural disasters, food security and even child marriage.
After over three decades of work in cholera research, REACH researcher Dr. Md. SirajuI Islam has been recognised by the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, the leading scientific organisation in Bangladesh.
REACH Director Dr Rob Hope and Co-Director Dr Katrina Charles will be at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden on 23-28 August 2015. Come and meet them to find out more about the programme at the Oxford University booth.
‘Bangladesh is for a water scientist what London is for a banker or Hawaii for a surfer.’ Edoardo Borgomeo’s blog on the recent REACH diagnostic field visit to Bangladesh.