Mobile payment innovations improve water service delivery in Tanzania

Posted on 25th March 2013

New research from Oxford University has found that mobile payments and related innovations are improving urban water service provision in East Africa by increasing revenue collection and reducing corruption.

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Smart Handpumps feature at the Department for International Development on World Water Day

Posted on 22nd March 2013

Today Dr. Rob Hope presents research on Smart Handpump technology at the UK Department for International Development, as part of their celebrations for World Water Day 2013.

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Economic Rights and Regulatory Regimes: is there still a ‘right’ to water?

Posted on 21st March 2013

On Tuesday 19 March, a workshop at Oxford University gathered 55 participants, from universities, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Environment Agency, and water companies, to discuss the changing scope and content of a right to water in the light of increasing regulatory intervention.

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More severe and widespread UK droughts expected with climate change

Posted on 7th March 2013

UK droughts are projected to be more severe and affect larger areas of the country over the next 100 years, according to a new study by Muhammad Rahiz and Prof. Mark New published in the journal Water Resources Management.

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