May 21, 2013
Kennedy Caucus Room, U.S. Senate
On May 21, Administrator Rajiv Shah released the U.S. Government’s first Water and Development Strategy, in an event with Senator Richard Durbin, Senator Chris Coons, Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Congressman Ted Poe. This Strategy elevates the importance and visibility of water as a development priority within the Agency and highlights its importance in meeting development imperatives to improve health and increase food security. This Strategy will address global water-related development needs by providing a clear understanding of USAID's approach to water programming, emphasizing how sustainable use of water is critical to saving lives.
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