Christian Holmes, Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, and the Agency’s first Global Water Coordinator. Photo credit: USAID

What We Learned: Looking Back at a Decade of Water Programming

A special event for the release of USAID’s FY 2015 Safeguarding the World’s Water report held January 12, 2017, in Washington, DC, brought together USAID staff and a wide range of water sector stakeholders to reflect on accomplishments and lessons learned from more than a decade of U.S. Government funding and support for water programming and the implementation of USAID’s Water and Development Strategy.

The event began with USAID water leadership looking back at accomplishments and challenges supporting programs to improve access to clean drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). Then a panel of water and WASH implementing partners weighed in on integrating WASH into different types of programming, applying Water Strategy approaches to challenges in the field, changing development paradigms, and injecting innovation into the sector.

Click here to read the full article in USAID's Global Waters magazine

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