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Lousie Medland

Lousie Medland

Louise is the WASH Resilience Advisor at Oxfam. She has a particular interest in the long term sustainability of water and sanitation programme interventions and in bridging the divide between humanitarian and development activities.

A women collects drinking water from a tubewell at Gabgachi Char in Gaibandha. Credit: Abir Abdullah/Oxfam

Under pressure: building resilience into water systems

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With global water resources increasingly stretched, how do we ensure that building resilience into water systems in not an afterthought? This is the question we put to the audience at the recent Resilient Solutions Symposium hosted by Oxfam and the Oxford University Department for International Development. We kicked off by hearing from three speakers on the complex environmental challenges and …

Local toilets and a temporary bridge, modified and built in an effort to adapt to the flooding in Tala, Bangladesh.

Help! My toilet is sinking!

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Louise Medland, Carol Brady and Jessica Fullwood-Thomas examine the long term effects of annual flooding and waterlogging on people’s lives in Bangladesh.  Heavy rainfall during July and August in 2011 caused severe flooding in southern districts of Bangladesh, particularly Satkhira, Jessore, Khulna and Cox’s Bazar. Close to 90% of the population were temporarily displaced from their homes and were forced …