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This blog is by Grace Phiri a PhD Researcher at the University of Leeds. Introduction Until the 1820s all over Europe urination and defaecation often took place in public places such as fields, gardens, and also in the streets. During the mid-19th century (1830-1860), Victorian social reformers championing debates on...

This blog is by Ruth Sylvester a PhD Researcher at the University of Leeds.  You may be wondering how water insecurity applies to a country like the UK. It’s a fair question, and one that helps to reveal how we perceive poverty and inequality. Since the 1970s, the trajectory of...

This blog is written by Charles Shachinda, Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering MSc alumni and student from the 2020/21 cohort ‘Water is Life’ – as rightly proclaimed – but in essence only when it is clean, safe and readily available for consumption and use. And for quality Water, Sanitation and...

This blog is by Chanda Singoyi a student on the Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering MSc (2021-2022 cohort). Growing up in Zambia, I was always aware of the water resources in my environment, culture, and politics. Rivers are depicted in our political propaganda as an untapped resource that will end...