2 episodes

Water is life, and water is a human right. Let's get REAL. Hosts Jeff Albert and Ranjiv Khush of the Aquaya Institute explore solutions to rural water access challenges, with a focus on what the evidence tells us about what has worked, what has failed, and why. Produced by the team at the REAL-Water project, a 5-year centrally-funded research mechanism of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Views expressed in the REAL-Water podcast do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Agency for International Development or the United States Government.

REAL Water The REAL-Water Project

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Water is life, and water is a human right. Let's get REAL. Hosts Jeff Albert and Ranjiv Khush of the Aquaya Institute explore solutions to rural water access challenges, with a focus on what the evidence tells us about what has worked, what has failed, and why. Produced by the team at the REAL-Water project, a 5-year centrally-funded research mechanism of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Views expressed in the REAL-Water podcast do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Agency for International Development or the United States Government.

    Episode 1 - Hubert Jenny

    Episode 1 - Hubert Jenny

    In Southeast Asia, rural water service delivery in low- and middle-income countries has accelerated more rapidly than anywhere in the world. What can we learn from the region's recent water sector history that can be applied elsewhere (as well as continuing it on its impressive trajectory)? In this first full episode of the REAL Water podcast, we speak with Hubert Jenny, whose career in the Asian water sector includes positions with the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank, and the Green Climate Fund. We talked to Hubert about the $1 billion loan program for the Vietnamese water sector that he developed and managed - its goals, how it came to fruition, and what we can learn from it, looking through our regular lenses of governance, financing, and innovation.

    • 53 min
    Welcome to the REAL Water Podcast - TEASER episode

    Welcome to the REAL Water Podcast - TEASER episode

    Ranjiv Khush and Jeff Albert of the Aquaya Institute introduce the podcast of the USAID-funded REAL Water project, a research effort dedicated to solving one of the great development challenges of our time: delivering safe and reliable water supply services to the hundreds of millions of rural citizens who do not yet enjoy it.

    • 23 min

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