Florida International University (FIU)

Project

African Water Association Institutional Capacity Building Program

On December 2, 2015, the African Water Association (AfWA) entered into partnership with USAID West Africa by signing the Cooperative Agreement No AID-624-A-1600003. Under this agreement, USAID/West Africa‘s Regional Program commits to invest a sum of $2,000,000 to support the WASH – AfWA Regional Institutional Capacity Building Program (AfriCap).

Final Report

Transboundary Water for Biodiversity and Human Health in the Mara River Basin – Project Summary

The Transboundary Water for Biodiversity and Human Health in the Mara River Basin (TWB-MRB) Project was been a collaborative effort under the Global Water for Sustainability (GLOWS) Program with participation from CARE Tanzania, the Mara River Waters Users Association (MRWUA), Florida International University (FIU), World Wildlife Fund Eastern and South Africa Regional Programme Office (WWF-ESARPO) and World Vision Kenya.

Tool

Priority Rated Optimization Model (PROM)

This new Priority Rated Optimization Model (PROM) for multisector water resources managment is designed for multi-sector water resource assessment, allocation, and management. PROM utilizes flow duration curves (FDC), demand-to-supply ratio (DSR) and utility indices (UI) to evaluate and optimize priority based multi-sector water allocation.

Activity

Rwanda Integrated Water Security Program

The primary goal of the Rwanda Integrated Water Security Program (RIWSP) is to improve the sustainable management of water quantity and quality to positively impact human health, food security, and resiliency to climate change for vulnerable populations in targeted catchments in Rwanda. The RIWSP program pursued this goal by:

Activity

Tanzania Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene Program

The Tanzania Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene Program (iWASH) was a USAID-supported initiative implemented by the Global Water for Sustainability (GLOWS) consortium under the leadership of Florida International University (FIU). The key implementing consortium organizations were Winrock International, and CARE International, supported by WaterAid, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other local partners and government with input from others such as target communities.

Activity

Transboundary Water for Biodiversity and Human Health in the Mara River Basin

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 Association (MRWUA) to support numerous governmental and local partners in the development and implementation of a basin-scale integrated water resources management plan in the trans-boundary Mara River Basin of Kenya and Tanzania. The project began in October of 2005 and extended through September of 2012.

Activity

West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program

It is widely recognized that inadequate access to water and sanitation services has enormous health, economic and social consequences. Poor water quality continues to pose a major threat to human health. Diarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old, and is responsible for killing around 760,000 children every year (WHO, 2013). A significant proportion of diarrheal disease can be prevented through safe drinking-water and adequate sanitation and hygiene.