Global Waters Stories – March 2017

Treating Wastewater as a Resource
In celebration of World Water Day, USAID invites you to travel around the world in this photo essay to see how its wastewater programming is helping improve sanitation access, increase water security, drive job creation, and create healthier, more livable communities for millions of people.

Open Defecation vs. Community Toilets: A Complicated Choice
USAID/India and its partner Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence are studying why open defecation persists in the slums of Delhi even when community toilets are available.

Reaching Ghana’s Sanitation Goals: Motivation Meets Innovation
WASH for Health has introduced promising technologies and approaches to behavior change to improve sanitation coverage and tackle persistent cholera outbreaks in Ghana. 

WASH is a Key Ingredient in Tackling Poverty in Kenya
Working to improve the lives and health of one million Kenyans, KIWASH focuses on the development and management of sustainable WASH services and increased access to irrigation and nutrition services.

India: Pioneer of Municipal Finance Photo Essay
Though access to water has steadily increased in India over the past several decades, 5 percent of the population, or 75 million people, still lack access to clean and affordable water—the most in any country in the world. (From USAID's Development Credit Authority on

USAID/Ghana's Emmanuel Odotei Talks to Global Waters about WASH Innovations in Ghana
In this podcast WASH Project Management Specialist Emmanuel Odotei discusses WASH for Health's innovations to increase water supply and sanitation coverage.

Wilfred's Leap of Faith: A Community in Malawi Builds Resilience One Drop at a Time
Six years after USAID introduced irrigation to Wilfred's village in Malawi he and his community are able to cultivate more in spite of droughts. (From USAID 2030 on Medium)


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