WATER

A reliable and sufficient supply of clean water is essential to the survival and wellbeing of all human societies. It is all too easy for developed countries to take a plentiful and safe water supply entirely for granted, but in many parts of the world, access to this this life-giving resource is fragile at best. Importantly, reliable, sustainable water supplies are key to development.

Fragile water supplies are at risk from a number of factors including changes in weather conditions, poorly maintained or non-existent supply infrastructure, use by industry, or contamination of groundwater. Climate change, population growth and civil unrest only add to the complexity of this long-term systemic issue.

The Walker Institute is working on the ground, with researchers, aid organisations, programme developers and local communities to identify the issues facing clean, reliable water supply, and to propose, implement and manage practical water management schemes for many of the most vulnerable communities on our planet, particularly in sub-Sahel Africa.

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Rainwatch in Senegal

Rainwatch in Senegal

Thursday, September 22, 2016

On Thursday 8 September 2016 I had the privilege to meet his Excellency Mr George Hodgson, Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Senegal. The meeting, w...

Building capacity of intermediaries to avail climate services to farmers

Building capacity of intermediaries to avail climate services to farmers

Friday, September 16, 2016

A workshop session by Walker Institute introduces participatory integrated climate services to agriculture extension workers in Rwanda.

Everyday Climate Cultures Workshop 2016

Everyday Climate Cultures Workshop 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

When: 22nd - 23rd September 2016 Where: Sorby Room, Wager Building, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading Register here This interdisciplinary...

Walker Institute partners with Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel for COP22

Walker Institute partners with Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel for COP22

Friday, September 16, 2016

Walker Institute has partnered with the Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS) to exhibit at the 22nd United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP2...

Rainwatch-AfClix regional workshop Senegal, July 2016, by Caroline Dunning

Rainwatch-AfClix regional workshop Senegal, July 2016, by Caroline Dunning

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Rainwatch-AfClix hosted a regional workshop with ANACIM in Dakar, Senegal at the end of July. The aim of the workshop was to bring together users and ...

Walker Institute hosts Rainwatch event in Senegal

Walker Institute hosts Rainwatch event in Senegal

Friday, July 1, 2016

What are the weather and climate information priorities for the West African national hydro-meteorological services? What are the priorities for weath...

Day 1 Blog: COP 22 - Marrakech Update

Day 1 Blog: COP 22 - Marrakech Update

Monday, November 7, 2016

By Caroline Dunning and Joshua Talib “The Paris Agreement freed Climate Research” Jochem Marotzke, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Whilst our ...

Day 2 Blog: COP 22 - Marrakech Update

Day 2 Blog: COP 22 - Marrakech Update

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

By Caroline Dunning and Joshua Talib   “Our rainfall is changing, yet we need an encouraging method to show the benefits of new methods including us...

Day 3 Blog: COP 22 - Marrakech Update

Day 3 Blog: COP 22 - Marrakech Update

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

By Caroline Dunning and Joshua Talib ‘Only by co-coordinating can we ensure our collective impact is greater than the sum of its parts.’ Representat...

Day 4 Blog: COP 22 - Marrakech Update

Day 4 Blog: COP 22 - Marrakech Update

Thursday, November 10, 2016

By Caroline Dunning and Joshua Talib “Two thirds of proven resources in oil, gas and coal need to be left undeveloped for a 2°C pathway.” Michael La...

Day 5 Blog: COP 22 - Marrakech Update

Day 5 Blog: COP 22 - Marrakech Update

Friday, November 11, 2016

By Caroline Dunning and Joshua Talib Friday arrived and I think we’re both feeling that it’s been a long week! Dr Alick B. Muvundika came by the Walk...

Day 6 Blog: COP 22 - Marrakech Update

Day 6 Blog: COP 22 - Marrakech Update

Saturday, November 12, 2016

More COP adventures took place on Saturday too, although I think we’d both confess that we were quite relieved to find out that the majority of events...

Day 1 Blog: COP 22 - University of Reading Perspective

Day 1 Blog: COP 22 - University of Reading Perspective

Monday, November 7, 2016

COPbot makes its debut appearance today at the COP 22 climate change conference in Marrakech! COP 22 follows the Paris Agreement which came into forc...

Day 2 Blog: COP 22 - University of Reading Perspective

Day 2 Blog: COP 22 - University of Reading Perspective

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The second day of COP22 in Marrakech included the official opening of the Indigenous Peoples’ & Local Communities’ Pavilion, accompanied by speeches, ...

Day 3 Blog: COP 22 - University of Reading Perspective

Day 3 Blog: COP 22 - University of Reading Perspective

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Farmers Day at COP22. Session: Role of Farmers in the Implementation of the Paris Agreement Run by:  World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) and the Inter...

Day 4 Blog: COP 22 - University of Reading Perspective

Day 4 Blog: COP 22 - University of Reading Perspective

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fossil fuels supply and climate policy Given that fossil fuels are responsible for approximately 85% of anthropogenic CO2emissions (IPCC), reducing t...

Day 5 Blog: COP 22 - University of Reading Perspective

Day 5 Blog: COP 22 - University of Reading Perspective

Friday, November 11, 2016

“No jobs on a dead planet” – Just Transition Email: sandra.hansen@pgr.reading.ac.uk Session by: International Trade Union Confederations (ITUC), Ind...

The Walker Institute Big Event

The Walker Institute Big Event

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Walker Institute Big Event – Wednesday 14 December On Wednesday 14 December, we will be holding our informal pre-Christmas ‘Big Event’. Guests wi...

How TAMSAT have been supporting African people for over 35 years

How TAMSAT have been supporting African people for over 35 years

Monday, December 5, 2016

The University of Reading’s TAMSAT group helped pioneer the use of satellite imagery in rainfall estimation across Africa.

Evidence for Development Seminar at the University of Reading

Evidence for Development Seminar at the University of Reading

Monday, January 9, 2017

'Mapping the impact of climate data on rural livelihoods: new work in sub Saharan Africa' 12pm 16 January 2017, Sutcliffe Lecture Theatre, University...

Scientists ask Prime Minister to act on Trump climate policies

Scientists ask Prime Minister to act on Trump climate policies

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Director of Walker Institute, Professor Ros Walker is among the many leading scientists in UK climate research to sign a letter calling on Prime M...

The BRAVE Project Annual meeting - Day 1

The BRAVE Project Annual meeting - Day 1

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Day 1 24th to 26th January 2017 at La Palm Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana More than 40 institutions from Burkina Faso, Ghana and UK were present in Accra...

The BRAVE Project Annual meeting - Day 2 and 3

The BRAVE Project Annual meeting - Day 2 and 3

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Day 2 24th to 26th January 2017 at La Palm Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana The second day of the AGM started with an opening session by Professor Rosalind...

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