REACH: Improving Water Security for the Poor

Researche Funding: DFID

Collaboration: Lead: Univ. of Oxford; Bangladesh Lead: IWFM, BUET; Other partners: Univ. of Dhaka, icddr,b, UNICEF

REACH is a global seven-year program (2015-22) funded by DFID, UK and led by the University of Oxford in three countries of South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa: Bangladesh, Kenya and Ethiopia.  The Project aims to improve water security for poor people by generating new evidence on water security through an innovative, interdisciplinary, risk-based approach; establishing science, practitioner and enterprise partnerships to ground research in approaches that will benefit the poor; and building capacity and networks for the next generation of water managers and scientists.  IWFM, BUET is the Country Lead for the Bangladesh component, in which water security and associated poverty are being researched in three observatories: Khulna, Dhaka and Matlab.