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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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    In response to the influx of Syrian refugees,USAID built on previous projects' previous success through a complex crisis fund-supported cost extension from May 2013 to October 2015. To this effect, CBIWDM II came to life to reduce the social and...
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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 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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    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 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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    USAID implemented the Pakistan Safe Drinking Water and Hygiene Promotion Project (PSDW-HPP) as part of its goal to improve basic health services for the Pakistani population. The four-year project (2006–2010) was designed to increase the...
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    CONTEXT The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Gap Inc. share a common interest in improving the health and well-being of the women, families, and communities touched by the global apparel industry through improved water...
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    USAID is proud to announce a three-year Global Development Alliance with the Toilet Board Coalition. The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) is a public-private partnership that brings together some of the world’s most dynamic companies, multilaterals,...
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    This activity produces an award-winning, Ethiopia-specific children’s television show to promote early literacy skills and health messages, including WASH segments related to latrine use, hand and face washing, and food safety.
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    This project is working to facilitate technical and policy dialogue on high mountain landscape management in the face of climate change. This will help prepare communities to address key vulnerabilities to climate change, conserve snow leopards as a...
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    The APHIAplus/Kamili Project addressed social determinants of health to improve the well-being of the community, especially marginalized, poor, and underserved populations.
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    Featured Blog Rotary-USAID Partnership Improving Sanitation in Western Ghana The partnership between Rotary International, one of the world’s largest humanitarian service organizations with a membership of 1.2 million, and USAID exemplifies how the...
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    Incentives Driving Economic Alternatives – North, East, West (IDEA-NEW) is a USAID project that began in March 2009 and was completed in 2015. This project continued USAID’s efforts to provide agricultural incentives and economic alternatives for...
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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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    Latest! 18 September 2018: USAID commits more funds to SWA partnership. Read the full announcement here.   Sanitation and Water for All (SWA)  is a global partnership of country governments, private sector and civil society organizations, external...