Implementing the U.S. Global Water Strategy: A First-Year Review


In November 2017, the U.S. Department of State and the USAID released the first U.S. Global Water Strategy. With contributions from more than 17 U.S. government agencies and departments, the Global Water Strategy lays out four interrelated objectives to support a more water secure world: increase access to sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation services, and promote hygiene; protect freshwater resources; promote cooperation on shared waters; and strengthen water governance and financing.

In honor of World Water Day, leaders behind the effort to implement the Global Water Strategy met at the Wilson Center to share where progress has been made, and where there are continued opportunities to support the Global Water Strategy’s objectives.