Incubating Innovation: Solutions for a Parched Earth

Massive droughts and water demands from a world population projected to grow to nine billion by 2050, translate to food insecurity and lack of water for agriculture. Securing Water for Food sources and invests in a portfolio of innovative solutions that help farmers use water more efficiently and effectively; improve water storage for lean times; and remove salt from water to make more food.

Strategy and Guidance

Water and Development Strategy 2013-2018

Please note that the 2013 USAID Water and Development Strategy has now been replaced by the 2017 U.S. Government Global Water Strategy and USAID Water and Development Plan. Click here for more information.


Improving Water Services for a More Water Secure Middle East

Home to 12 of the world’s 15 most water-scarce countries, the Middle East has struggled for decades with water insecurity and the resulting social and political tensions. As a key development partner, USAID’s substantial and sustained investments are helping to maintain stability, foster cooperation, and transform water and sanitation services in the region.