Improving water security for the poor

REACH-Wiser: Water Insecurity, Equity and Water Resilience

Stories of Change

Since 2015, the REACH programme has been working with government, UNICEF, academic institutions, private sector and civil society partners to improve water security for 10 million people in Africa and Asia.

These partnerships have been central to REACH’s work and success, but the path to change is never linear. Our Stories of Change document key findings to date and the impact our work is having in the form of case studies.

They range from influencing policy and practice, to developing new cutting-edge models, tools and technologies, to empowering early-career, women and researchers from the global south and more.

Overall, they underscore the value of science, inter-disciplinary research and partnerships for improving the lives of people in Africa and Asia and beyond.

Schools

The SafePani model: Delivering safe drinking water in schools and healthcare centres | Bangladesh

Health

Enhancing climate resilience of water, sanitation & hygiene services in healthcare facilities | Kenya

Health

Making water safe for maternal & neonatal care in hospitals | Bangladesh

Land

Improving water security through Sustainable Land Management | Ethiopia

Groundwater

Protecting groundwater for climate resilience and water security in Turkana | Kenya

Groundwater

Participatory water resource management | Ethiopia

Services

Scaling up results-based funding for rural water services | Kenya

Services

Fit-for-purpose labs for monitoring and managing rural water supplies | Nepal

Coasts

Sustainable management of sedimentation risks in coastal rivers | Bangladesh

Climate

Open source tools and skills for climate information flows | Ethiopia

Climate

Turkana Jet research unlocks new understanding of East African droughts | Kenya

Gender

Building the next generation of water security leaders | Global

‘Our partnership with REACH recognises science has a critical role in designing and delivering effective policy and improving practice on the ground.’

KELLY ANN NAYLOR, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH) SECTION, PROGRAMME DIVISION, UNICEF

'Access to water is a defining challenge for the 21st century. The UK has already helped 43 million people to access clean water, but there is far more to be done.'

UK DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE

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