“Natural leaders” have played a pivotal role in fostering community-based sanitation improvements in Ghana and elsewhere across West Africa.   Photo credit: USAID/Ghana

How We Work

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 Water and Development Alliance (WADA) is a collaboration between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, managed by the Global Environment & Technology Foundation, to promote...
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    The TWB-MRB project was a collaborative effort between Florida International University (FIU), WWF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Programme Office (WWF-ESARPO), World Vision International, CARE Tanzania, and the Mara River Water Resource Users...
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    The Environmental Services Program (ESP) was a sixty-four month program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented under the leadership of Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI). ESP works with government...
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    Employing good governance initiatives, sustainable livelihoods enterprises, capacity development, low-impact aquaculture ventures, and responsible conservation and management of near-shore fisheries and marine areas, SUCCESS pursued its objectives...
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    The goal of this 10-year initiative was to provide global leadership in integrated coastal management (ICM) in biologically significant areas through a participatory, issue-driven and results-oriented process that: Promoted the sustainable use of...
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    The Global Handwashing Partnership is a coalition of international stakeholders who work explicitly to promote handwashing with soap and recognize hygiene as a pillar of international development and public health. The Global Handwashing Partnership...
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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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