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Fact Sheet

The Women & Water Ripple Effect Study -- Fact Sheet

There is a global connection between women and water. Yet little research exists that fully explores the impact of women’s access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) — especially through the lens of economic development. In 2018, the Water and Development Alliance (WADA) partnered with Ipsos to develop a framework for understanding the many  ways improved access to WASH can impact women, their families, and communities. Pathways to Empowerment — deemed “Ripple Effects” — were identified, which capture the various ways access to water impacts women across the developing world.

Brochure

The Women & Water Ripple Effect -- Brochure

Providing insights into the ways access to water can empower women In 2018, the Water and Development Alliance (WADA) partnered with the global research experts at Ipsos to advance the understanding of the intersection between water access and women’s empowerment. This research informed a framework for capturing the many ways improved access to water can impact women, their families, and communities.

Brochure

Enterprise Driven Development: The WADA Overview Brochure

The Water and Development Alliance (WADA) partners with companies, communities, and governments to address challenges and harness opportunities connected to water. WADA’s  enterprise-driven approach brings together business capabilities of the Coca-Cola system with USAID’s premier development expertise to create solutions that help develop thriving communities, grow stable economies and strengthen resilient environments around the world.

Project

Urban WASH – Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya

This project focuses on 60 government schools in urban slums to promote sanitation and effective use and ownership of WASH infrastructure in schools. This activity contributes to the national Swachh Bharat: Swachh Vidyalaya (Clean India: Clean School) program. Under the three-year project, Coca-Cola India will provide sanitation facilities such as toilets, sinks, urinals and other physical structures necessary for creating sanitary conditions. USAID and Plan India will support the project through behavior change communications aimed at educating youth about the benefits of sanitation.

Webinar

The Clean Clinic Approach: Strengthening WASH in Health Care Facilities to Improve Health Outcome for Mothers and Newborns

Webinar presentation by Stephen Sara, the WASH Team Lead on USAID’s Flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) on implementing the Clean Clinic Approach, MCSP’s approach for improving WASH in health care facilities. The approach focuses on facilitating incremental, low-cost WASH improvements to support maternal and newborn health outcomes. The webinar will review existing standards and tools, discuss the relationship between WASH and infection prevention & control (IPC) and share experiences and lessons learned from implementing the Clean Clinic Approach as part of an integrated health program.

Launch

Launch of the Women + Water Alliance

Please join Gap Inc. and USAID for a reception on World Water Day to mark the launch of their new partnership, the Women + Water Alliance, which aims to achieve transformational change across the apparel value chain, leading to improved advancement outcomes for women in communities touched by the apparel industry.

The Women + Water Alliance is USAID’s first water sector initiative to focus on women as change agents to improve water and sanitation services.

Workshop

Joint State-USAID Workshop Focuses on Global Water Strategy

In celebration of World Water Day, the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are hosting a workshop to discuss collaboration around the Global Water Strategy as the U.S. government’s unified framework for addressing pressing water challenges through diplomacy, foreign assistance, science, and technology.