Resources

A dynamic, interactive, searchable trove of tools, research, news, strategy and guidance, and data geared to the visitor seeking information, reports, and stories pertaining to USAID water activities and broader topics relevant to the sector. Not limited to USAID-authored or Water Team-developed materials, the assembled resources feature content from other thought-leaders, practitioners, and partners in the sector.

Users can easily filter and refine their search by topic, geography, and population focus or screen for USAID-only material.  

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FIND RESOURCES IN THE LIBRARY

LIBRARY. Find technical resources such as toolkits, implementation field guides, and other materials for water development practitioners.

LEARNING

LEARNING. Check out our collection of water-focused learning briefs, documents, webinars, as well as events and conferences.

EVALUATIONS

EVALUATIONS. Relevant and high-quality evaluations are important tools to track the progress, results, and effectiveness of international development programs. 

EX-POST EVALUATIONS

The USAID Water Communications and Knowledge Management (Water CKM) project is conducting a series of independent ex-post evaluations of the Agency’s water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities to inform future USAID investments in the sector.
Latrine Sampona Sud. Photo Credit: Water CKM Project

STRATEGY AND GUIDANCE

STRATEGY & GUIDANCE. Browse Globalwaters.org's growing collection of documents and materials from the USAID's E3 Water Office that provide guidance to water development practitioners.

CASE STUDIES

CASE STUDIES. Real-world examples from the field about successful approaches, challenges faced, and lessons learned.
Image from the Nourish project

WATER SECURITY

WATER SECURITY. Recognizing that water insecurity poses enormous challenges to stability and development, USAID works with at-risk communities throughout the world to more effectively navigate stronger floods, endure longer droughts, and cope with water supply variability.

COMMUNITY LED TOTAL SANITATION

CLTS is an approach to achieve sustained behavior change of people who participate in a guided process of "triggering"; the triggering is intended to lead to spontaneous and long-term change of social behaviours, in particular the abandonment of open defecation.

VIEW ANNUAL REPORT

Annual report documenting USAID's progress toward addressing key global water and sanitation challenges and implementation of its Water and Development Strategy.

READ THE LATEST GLOBAL WATERS STORIES

GLOBAL WATERS. Stories showcasing the impact of USAID water programming around the world. In-depth articles exploring solutions, opinion pieces, and first-hand accounts. ​

GLOBAL WATERS RADIO

GLOBAL WATERS RADIO. Listen to USAID's water-themed podcast series, offering listeners insights from USAID officials, development partners, thought leaders, and experts from across the water sector.

CHECK OUT THE LATEST WATER CURRENTS NEWSLETTER

WATER CURRENTS. Produced biweekly by USAID's E3 Water Office, each Water Currents newsletter features the latest water sector research, news, partner and donor updates, and more.

REAL IMPACT

REAL IMPACT. Explore USAID's collection of case studies documenting the impact of water programs and providing on-the-ground insights about successful approaches, challenges faced, and lessons learned.

PHOTO ESSAYS

PHOTO ESSAYS. Scroll through our collection of photo essays from USAID and Global Waters magazine to see how USAID and local partners are helping communities around the world achieve a healthier and more water-secure future.

VIDEOS

VIDEOS. Explore Globalwaters.org's growing collection of water-related videos, showcasing the impact of USAID water and sanitation programs around the world. 

TOOLS

TOOLS. A growing collection of tools, programming toolkits, and other technical resources for water development practitioners.

REPORTS

REPORTS. Browse Globalwaters.org's collection of reports of interest to the general water community. 

RESEARCH

RESEARCH. Click through Globalwaters.org's growing collection of water-sector research resources.

DATASETS

DATASETS. Explore Globalwaters.org's growing collection of both USAID and non-USAID produced datasets, which provide statistics of interest to water development practitioners.

WATER FOR HEALTH

Through WASH services, improve health, lower health care costs, and save time, particularly for poorer populations.

WATER FOR FOOD

Manage water for agriculture sustainably and more productively to enhance food security. 

DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

Efforts to prevent or mitigate damage inflicted by earthquakes, floods, droughts, and storms.

AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT

Provide crops and animals needed water, enhance productivity, conserve natural resources for the benefit of downstream users.