REACH – improving water security for the poor (Knowledge Broker)

Improving water security is an important pathway to sustainable growth and poverty reduction. However, better evidence is needed to guide institutional and infrastructure investments which unlock growth opportunities and help people move out of poverty.

The REACH programme will improve water security for over 5 million 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.
  • Build capacity and networks for the next generation of water managers and scientists in Africa and South Asia.

REACH is a seven-year, global programme of research (2015-2022) led by Oxford University and funded with UK aid from the UK government.

Skat is supporting the development and delivery of the Research into Action strategy, with a particular focus on engaging with rural water supply practitioners and policymakers through the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) and making use of Skat’s Knowledge Broker expertise developed through the role with the UPGro programme (Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor).