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USAID Water Activities

USAID continues to develop new approaches to meet global water challenges. The Agency is actively engaged with partners in securing new sources of finance for WASH; establishing systems-based approaches to strengthen service delivery; and conducting rigorous monitoring, evaluation, and learning to ensure the sustainability of its investments.

Detailed information on USAID’s water partnerships, centrally managed programs, and Water and Development Initiative mechanisms can be found in this section, including scopes of activities, technical areas of expertise, and products ranging from reports to videos. 

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    The SERVIR project is helping people in more than 45 countries access and use satellite imagery and climate and weather information to make better decisions about development. A collaboration between USAID and NASA, SERVIR has established hubs in...
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    FIRE-D partnered with India’s central, state, and city governments to develop sustainable urban environmental services and to ensure the poor have access to those services. It worked to expand WatSan access to the poor in particular by integrating...
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    The Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) conducts research and distributes information on climate and weather patterns, water management, market systems and agricultural statistics, and implements early-warning...
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    Support to International Fund to Save the Aral Sea - Analysis of Socio-Economic Dimension of Regional Trans-Boundry Water/Energy Coordination USAID partnered with the Executive Committee for the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea to develop...
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    To respond to the El Niño drought crisis in Mozambique, and support the goals of the PEPFAR program, USAID/Mozambique is funding the expansion of drought and flood resilient water supply systems to communities and health facilities in 14 heavily...
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    Conduct Hygiene Promotion sessions for affected populations. Construct family latrines at transitional shelters. Conduct assessment of existing water systems and rehab water treatment systems. 1) Support rehabilitation of safe water system 2)...
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    This activity provides direct support to local governments to improve the health conditions of eight municipalities in Quetzaltenango Department, Guatemala. USAID investments increase access to and the quality of potable water, using national public...
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    The purpose of the project is to disseminate and disseminate effectiveness of adaptation measures (MoA) to climate change, with the objective of leveraging public and private funds, and this way to scale up investment for sustainable management of...
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    Strengthening Local Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation in the Hualgayoc high-Andes Ecosystems strengthens local government capacity to design and implement climate change adaptation plans and policies and strengthens capacity for integrated...
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    The ALERT program’s goal was to ensure a maximum level of community preparedness for and responsiveness to exposure to Ebola through effective outreach, education, messaging, and availability of critical health care workers, burial teams, and...
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    This program addresses the challenge of providing safe water in urban slums by assessing the policy landscape around Small Water Enterprises (SWE), understanding the challenges and key drivers of success and providing tools to support the...
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    The Ahmedabad Sanitation Action Lab develops inclusive solutions to urban sanitation problems in slums and poor settlements of Ahmedabad. The program provides hands-on technical assistance, community engagement, and improves the management process...
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    The project aimed to provide safe and effective gender-based violence prevention and water, sanitation and hygiene services, and NFI distributions to internally displaced persons and families in Adamawa State, Nigeria. Its objectives included:...
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    Adapting Together facilitates coordination of actions between: i) the Municipal Environmental Commission (CAM) of Hualgayoc, which governs its composition, internal structure, operation, powers and obligations, and draws up its environmental...
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    The Community Water Systems project aims to provide safe drinking water to underserved communities in Bangalore where piped water is not available. Water Health’s award winning water purification system and disinfection technology, combined with...
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    Project focused on creating sustainable synergies and partnerships between 3 sectors: the academic institutions that produce the climate, ecosystem and economic information that is used to successfully respond to climate change, the regional and...
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    SPRING/Mali officially launched in December 2014 with the support of Helen Keller International (HKI). USAID/Mali tasked the project with improving the nutritional status of women and children, with a special emphasis on building resilience in the...
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    Fararano is a five-year, USAID FOod for Peace Development Food Assistance program whose goal is to reduce food insecurity in 48 communes in three of the most vulnerable regions in Madagascar: Atsinanana, Vatovavy, Fitovinany, and Atsimo Andrefana....
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    This project was designed to provide a realistic projection of water availability in the Shullcas River watershed through 2050, considering the ongoing retreat of the Huaytapallana Glacier due to global warming. To achieve this goal, Dr. Lagos and...
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