• Fact Sheet
    USAID’s Swachchhata (Hygiene) Activity strengthens community health by improving water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and electricity infrastructure, infection prevention practices, and hygiene behavior at health facilities.
  • Podcast
    Global Waters Radio recently spoke with water expert and engineer Eric Viala, who shares examples from Africa’s Sahel region to Cambodia about the powerful ways that strengthened water security contributes to environmental sustainability and improves communities’ resilience in the face of natural disasters. 
  • Report
    This year’s Global Water and Development Report of Water and Sanitation Activities examines USAID programming through the lens of its new areas of focus and opportunity, takes a closer look at USAID’s support for partner countries
  • Article
    In western Nepal, pollution, fishing with electric current, explosive devices, and other destructive practices threaten the biodiversity of the country's great rivers and the generations-old cultural traditions
  • Fact Sheet
    Building a foundation of commercial approaches and new institutional models to close financing gaps to achieving universal access to water and sanitation services.
  • Interagency Story
    SERVIR, a joint NASA and USAID initiative, is building the capacity of water resources departments in national governments in South Asia to use satellite data and hydrologic model products to improve water resource assessments.
  • Global Waters Article
    When the citizens of Lapilang, a village in the northeastern region of Nepal, needed fresh drinking water, they would collect their buckets and set out on an hours long journey up a steep mountainside overlooking the foothill
  • Event
    The purpose of the Regional WASH Innovation Challenge will be to identify innovative solutions to promote handwashing with soap that can be implemented to scale in the South Asia region. The promotion will focus on: Improving education and awareness of handwashing with soap, identifying the benefits of using soap, understanding of proper handwashing techniques, and critical times for handwashing; Behaviour change, resulting in and sustaining the increase of good practice of handwashing with soap, using proper techniques and at critical times; and Health impact where the incidence of diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections is reduced, improving children’s health and mitigating the risk of preventable child deaths.
  • Central Program
    The Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP) is a five-year, Leader with Associates cooperative agreement that supports U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) thought leadership, innovation and action in global water security by integrating water security issues into Mission programming through relevant, Mission-specific initiatives. Together with its partners Tetra Tech, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Resources Institute (WRI), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and its resource partners CEO Water Mandate and mWater, and Winrock International will develop comprehensive water security intervention strategies using locally owned solutions at the water basin, sub-basin and local catchment scales.
  • Document
    Nepal/Indonesia: Harnessing Nature to Bring Water Where It’s Needed