Global Waters Stories – April 2016 – Introducing the New Global Waters

After a brief hiatus, USAID's "Global Waters" magazine is back to bring you water-related stories from around the world! The magazine continues to provide a visually captivating look at the experiences and views of top development professionals and beneficiaries through a new and improved online format. We hope you enjoy the latest articles. - The Water Team.


Celebrating Water Heroes
USAID’s Water Team invites you to take a look at how some of the world’s many unsung water heroes play important roles in bringing clean water to their communities to enhance health and livelihoods, increase food security, and ensure a more water-secure future for all.

Breaking the Taboo: How School WASH Impacts Girls’ Education
In eastern Zambia, the $18 million Schools Promoting Learning Achievement through Sanitation and Hygiene (SPLASH) project taught children of both sexes menstrual hygiene management.

Putting Local Wealth to Work for Safe Water Access
Learn how Kenyan banks and utilities—with some international support—are making water access a commercially viable business, while serving the needs of the poor.

Changing the Landscape for Africa’s Urban Water Services
Through programs like the Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) program, USAID is working to help partner countries provide safe and reliable water and sanitation services.

Incubating Innovation: Solutions for a Parched Earth
Securing Water for Food is sourcing and investing in a portfolio of innovative solutions that help farmers use water more efficiently and effectively, and improve water storage for lean times.

Global Waters Radio: Christian Holmes on Water, Jobs, and Gender Equity
Global Water Coordinator Chris Holmes talks with Global Waters Radio about USAID water programming's role in fostering sustainable economic development around the world.

Making Sanitation Services Affordable in Indonesia’s Cities
USAID Indonesia’s flagship water development initiative—the Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (IUWASH) project—has been prioritizing improvements to urban water and sanitation service delivery since 2011.