In light of the two disasters that recently hit coastal Bangladesh, cyclone Amphan and COVID-19, Professor Mahbuba Nasreen shares key insights from her own research on gender and WASH in emergency from the past three decades.
In this blog, the authors discuss the role and importance of social capital – and how women and vulnerable community members leverage existing relationships based on trust to ensure household water security.
On 9th June, REACH and UNICEF co-organised a webinar on how to measure water affordability and improve policy response during the COVID19 pandemic, hosted by RWSN. In this blog, they share five key lessons from the online event.
This blog, based on interviews led by our colleagues in coastal Bangladesh and rural Kenya, discusses the challenges faced by local water users and managers in the midst of the coronavirus.
Uncertainty and optimism: the impact of COVID-19 on the REACH community in Ethiopia, Kenya and the UK
In this blog, some of our early career researchers and collaborators share their experiences from Oxford, Addis Ababa and rural Kenya as they adapt to changes in their work and social lives and what responses they have seen that have inspired them.
Water quality monitoring is an important part of managing water safety, but is often considered a secondary priority. Saskia Nowicki discusses why we need to move beyond the water quantity versus quality dichotomy.
COVID19 is not waterborne, but we know that WASH is essential to reduce the spread of the disease. And more than that, water insecurity can limit social distancing. Dr Katrina Charles discusses the links between COVID19 and water inequalities.
In February REACH hosted a workshop on water security and climate resilience in collaboration with Oxfam. In this blog, the authors report on the workshop and discuss where academics and practitioners working on water security can truly add value.
ECR Feature | Does entrepreneurship mean empowerment for young women bunabéts (coffee house) owners in Wukro, Ethiopia?
As part of this Early Career Feature, Zoë Johnson discusses insights from her research exploring how processes of social, economic, and political change in Ethiopia shape young women’s perceptions of their own opportunities.
Following a trip to Aba Gerima, Ethiopia Alice Chautard sheds light on latest REACH research exploring the links between water security and poverty in the Ethiopian Highlands.