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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The USAID/Albania Sustainable Water Sector Capacity Development (SWSCD) activity was created to build a platform for training in Albania and the Western Balkans to be an example of sustainable workforce development while contributing to the...
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    Integrated Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Response and Prevention of Gender Based Violence (GBV) with United Nations Children's Fund, International Organization for Migration. In South Sudan, USAID supports a flagship integrated WASH...
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    Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haïti (SSQH) is a three-year, $95 million project funded by USAID/Haiti whose objectives are to improve the health of the Haitian population by increasing the quality of primary health care services, health referral...
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    In Asia and the Pacific, widespread migration to urban centers is placing tremendous stress on urban water and sanitation services. Across Asian cities, 340 million people lack access to safe water supply and more than 680 million do not have...
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    Despite massive infrastructure investments, nearly millions of citizens in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region lack adequate access to potable water. Wastewater management in some areas is markedly worse. Once water-balanced MENA...
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    Water scarcity is an issue affecting all walks of life in Jordan, and requires modern, practical solutions across a number of sectors. Strategic changes are needed in the agricultural sector in particular, which consumes 65% of Jordan’s water supply...
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    Amharic, the official language in Ethiopia, has a 231-letter alphabet, making it one of the most difficult languages to read and write. The east African country has a population approaching 90 million and has one of the lowest literacy rates in the...
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    The Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure) Project in the Philippines is a four-year activity that seeks to promote good governance and build capacity for long-term water security, improve access to water and...
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    The Gomal Zam Irrigation Project is working to provide flood control and a year-round supply of irrigation water in the Tank and Dera Ismail Khan (D.I.Khan) Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Through this project, USAID is funding the...
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