Why getting ‘water affordability’ right matters – and how water diaries can be of help

re-posted from REACH Dr Sonia Hoque, University of Oxford Having access to 24/7 potable piped water in the comfort of our dwelling is a luxury that many of us take for granted. In the UK, an annual water and sewerage bill of £400 accounts for about 1% of the annual average household income of £40,000. … Continue reading Why getting ‘water affordability’ right matters – and how water diaries can be of help

Safe Water for All: REACHing everyone in Bangladesh

by Dr. Rob Hope, University of Oxford, Prof. Mashfiqus Salehin, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and Dara Johnston, UNICEF Bangladesh , re-posted from REACH A large concrete pipe belches untreated sewage into the Buriganga River in Dhaka, whilst men wade through the water to shift aggregate to construct more buildings for more people. The riverbanks … Continue reading Safe Water for All: REACHing everyone in Bangladesh

The most important stories in rural water supply // Les histoires d’approvisionnement en eau en milieu rural les plus importants

Making water work for women – inspiring stories from around the world The reality in much of the world today is that collecting water for the home is a job done by women – so gender issues are central to everything we do in rural water supply – self-supply, pump design, borehole siting, tariff collection, … Continue reading The most important stories in rural water supply // Les histoires d’approvisionnement en eau en milieu rural les plus importants

3 ways countries can improve water supplies in small towns

by Fadel Ndaw, World Bank Global Water Practice - reblogged from http://blogs.worldbank.org/water/3-ways-countries-can-improve-water-supplies-small-towns A public faucet that serves 1,000 families in el Alto, Bolivia. Photo credit: Stephan Bachenheimer / World Bank Small towns* typically have not been well served by national or regional water utilities. Decentralization has become increasingly widely adopted, but even if local governments at … Continue reading 3 ways countries can improve water supplies in small towns

Funding opportunity – Water Security

Happy New Year! Let's start 2016 with a bang:  a call for expressions of interest (EOIs) for ‘Catalyst Grants’ which are commissioned under the REACH programme. These Catalyst Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 each are designed to explore novel approaches to water security and poverty research and policy that complement the core research conducted … Continue reading Funding opportunity – Water Security

Self-Supply at Scale: Lessons from rural Bangladesh

by Jonathan Annis is a sanitation and innovation specialist with the USAID-funded WASHplus project (www.washplus.org). His views do not represent those of USAID or the U.S. Government. I recently traveled to southeastern Bangladesh to support WASHplus’s local implementing partner WaterAid as it begins a multi-year project in the coastal belt. The coastal belt is a … Continue reading Self-Supply at Scale: Lessons from rural Bangladesh