USAID Water and Development Series: Water Resources Management

This brief is part of USAID 's Water and Development Technical Series, which provides guidance on important topics for developing and implementing water and sanitation activities in support of the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy and USAID’s plan under the strategy.

Improving water resources management (WRM) plays a fundamental role in maintaining vibrant, resilient societies, and economies and is becoming increasingly important as climate change, pollution, and rising demand increase water stress. This technical brief provides guidance on factors to consider in United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programs that aim to improve WRM and associated development outcomes.