Safeguarding the World's Water FY 2009


The following report summarizes the fiscal year (FY) 2009 investments and programs of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in water and sanitation supply projects pursuant to the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (Public Law [PL] 109–121). The funding figures it presents are based upon estimates of budget allocations and budget commitments reported by USAID operating units around the world through May 2010. The report describes all USAID water management programs that help ensure “water security and sustainability with equity.”1 These programs address the following specific areas: 1) water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WSSH); 2) water resources management (WRM) and global climate change adaptation (CCA); 3) water productivity (WP) and food security (FS); and 4) water-related disaster risk reduction (DRR) from floods, storms, and droughts.