REACH: Improving Water Security for the Poor

Researche Funding: Department for International Development (DFID)

Faculty Researcher: Prof Dr Mashfiqus Salehin, Prof Dr Mohammad Rezaur Rahman, Prof Dr M. Shah Alam Khan, Prof Dr M. Shah Alam Khan, Prof Dr Md. Munsur Rahman, Prof Dr M. Shahjahan Mondal, Prof Dr Sujit Kumar Bala, Prof Dr Mohammed Abed Hossain, Ms Tanjila Akhter

Collaboration: Lead: Oxford University, Bangladesh Lead: Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), BUET, Affiliates: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b); Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, DU; Department of Development Studies, DU

Duration: June, 2015 - May, 2022

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.