Terms of Use

The terms of use outlined on this page govern our relationship with users who visit or interact with Globalwaters.org. This website was developed for interactive public use, it is not an official U.S. Government website, and therefore, does not necessarily state or reflect the views or opinions of the U.S. Government or USAID. By using or accessing our site, you agree to the following statements.


Your privacy is important to us. The Globalwaters.org privacy policy desribes how we collect and use information about you on our website.

Sharing User-Generated Content

We have provided several forms which allow you to submit content which may be relevant and useful to other users for inclusion on Globalwaters.org. If you choose to submit content, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

  •  All content you submit is not covered by intellectual property rights, copyrights, trademarks, or other restrictions imposed by you or other parties that would prevent the content from being shared, except as noted below.
  •  If you have intellectual property rights, copyrights, or trademarks on content you submit, by doing so, you automatically grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use your content. It becomes part of the public domain as long as it remains on our website.
  •  Once deleted from our site in its entirety, the license for us to use your content ends. However, even if your content is removed from Globalwaters, it may still be available on the internet due to caching (for example, by proxy or reverse proxy servers, search engines, etc.) or by actions taken by other users of this website or others who may have downloaded or copied your content.

Interactions with Other Users

This site actively promotes interaction, collaboration, and knowledge sharing among its users and visitors. Users are responsible for providing valid information about themselves in their comments or other shared content. However, this site cannot guarantee the accuracy or validity of any user-generated content, and does not endorse any of the information contained herein. The information provided on this web site is not official U.S. government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

Use of Globalwaters.org

By using this site, you agree:

  •  You will not send or post unauthorized commercial communications or spam.
  •  You will not harass or intimidate other users or visitors.
  •  You will not post hateful, threatening, violent, pornographic, graphic, gratuitous, or obscene material.
  •  You will not upload viruses or malicious code.
  •  You will not solicit login information from any site users.
  •  You will not post anyone else's personal information on this site without their express written consent.
  •  You will not add content to this site that violates intellectual property rights, copyrights, or trademarks.
  •  You will not do anything unlawful on this site.
  •  You will not facilitate or encourage any violation of these terms of use.

Violation of Terms

We reserve the right to delete accounts, comments, and any site content submissions that violate these terms of use. We are under no obligation to notify you prior to deleting this information.

Limitation of Liability and Warranties

We shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages arising from the use this site. We attempt to keep this site available, fully-functional, and bug-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, because we use external service providers for internet access and select technology services, we only provide this website "as is." Therefore, the services on this site are not warranted as being uninterrupted, error free, or completely secure. In addition, we do not make, and hereby disclaim, any and all express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement of title, and any warranties arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practices.


  •  By "website" and "site" we mean the full suite of features and services made available through Globalwaters.org.
  •  By "us," "we," and "our," we mean USAID, the E3/Water CKM project, ECODIT, Bridgeborn, and any other partner organizations working on the website.
  •  By "content" we mean the information and data you post on our website, including comments, electronic files, and personally-identifiable information.
  •  By “submit” we mean completing an online form or sending an email to suggest a piece of content to be posted on our website.
  •  By “comment” we mean using the commenting system to post a response to a piece of content or a response from another user.
  •  By "post," we mean placing content on our website.
  •  By "use," we mean use, copy, perform or display, distribute, modify, translate, upload, download, link, cross-reference, comment on, or create derivative works of.