Project:  REACH: improving water security for the poor research program

Project Fund:  Department for International Development (DFID) UK aid from the UK Government

Project Implementing Organization: Oxford University form UK; WLRC, AAU, IRC, IFPRI, UNICEF Ethiopia and HDSS of Mekelle University from Ethiopia; Univesity of Nairobi from Kenya; Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)University of Dhaka, and International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) from Bangladesh

Project Duration:  A seven-year programme 2015 – 2022

Purpose: 

This collaborative project has been designed with the following research thematic areas in the Ethiopia research observatories

  1. Sustaining growth through water security.
  • How can the trade-offs between water security for economic development and for human development be managed as part of Ethiopia’s development?
  1. Water security in fragile environments.
  • Can sustainable land management interventions interrupt the relationship between water insecurity and poverty to support human development and sustainable growth?
  1. Small towns’ pathways to water security.
  • What are the implications to water security at different scales of the increasing service norms in GTP-II for groundwater and surface water resources on a watershed basis? And what is the contribution of urban WASH programmes to reducing inequalities within households and communities?

Contact:  Dr. Meron Teferi Taye

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