7 November 2023

Invisibility of the most vulnerable people in water and WASH? – Advancing the Agenda to Leave No One Behind

Extremely vulnerable people are invisible to the broader community and policymakers. They rely on water care from a few, though their basic water needs are not met. This is a challenge that needs to be addressed for truly universal WASH policy design and implementation. Dr Marina Korsenevica shares reflections from the REACH conference panel session on care and dependencies…

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20 October 2023

Recordings from the REACH International conference 20-22 September now available

The REACH conference “Within REACH: A Water Secure World” took place at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre and Examination Schools from 20th to 22nd September 2023. An inclusive range of speakers – 50% women, 50% speakers from Africa and Asia, 1/3 early career researchers – brought global leaders from governments, industry and development agencies into fascinating discussions […]

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11 October 2023

What can the rural water sector learn from francophone West Africa?

Meleesa Naughton Many countries are looking to expand rural water services and improve service levels for people living in small towns and rural areas by investing in small, decentralised piped water services. Francophone West Africa has a long history of delegating water services (usually piped) in small towns and rural areas to professional operators, both […]

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

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