In order to improve water security and public health, it is vital that water and sanitation utilities practice good governance and stand on strong financial foundations. While national governments must make water and sanitation issues a priority, both national and local governments are responsible for creating enabling environments that will strengthen drinking water and sanitation service delivery, improve water sector coordination, mobilize investment, and incentivize sustainable management of water resources.
For more information on USAID/water's work in this area, visit Globalwaters.org's Governance & Finance page.
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