REACH is a research project led by the University of Oxford and backed by the British Government that will help millions of people in Africa and South Asia to have reliable access to water. It is a 7-year programme which was launched in March 2015.  The Department for International Development is funding the project through a £15 million grant.  The Programme Director is Dr Rob Hope, from the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment in the School of Geography and the Environment.

Professor Richard Washington is leading the climate component of the project. The launch announcement can be read here.

Programme website


Prof Richard Washington (Lead on Reach climate science)

Dr Rob Hope (Project PI)