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Water Currents

Water Currents is a biweekly newsletter produced by USAID’s Water Office bringing you some of the latest water sector research, resources, and news. Each issue features a focus topic and news briefs of interest to the water sector.

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The USAID Water Team has a large collection of water related videos across a broad variety of topics within the water sector.  

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Browse our extensive collection of water and sanitation-themed multimedia resources, including infographics, photo essays, podcasts, videos, and more.

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Global Waters Stories

Global Waters tells the story of USAID’s water-related efforts around the globe. These in-depth articles explore solutions to local as well as global water challenges and provide first-hand accounts from stakeholders and beneficiaries.

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Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)

Community-led total sanitation (CLTS) is an approach to achieve sustained behavior change of people who participate in a guided process of "triggering"; the triggering is intended to lead to spontaneous and long-term change of social behaviours, in particular the abandonment of open defecation.

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Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day is an annual global campaign day celebrated October 15th. This day is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

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International Campaign Days

Key advocacy days throughout the year raise awareness about today's water, sanitation, and hygiene-related development challenges, and help spur action in pursuit of a healthier and more water-secure world.


West Africa Municipal Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Providing support to city governments in West Africa to improve and expand water and sanitation services to meet critical needs. Urbanization in West Africa is challenging municipalities’ ability to deliver consistent and quality water and sanitation services as well as make improvements toward the water and sanitation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In both Benin and Cote d’Ivoire, millions of people lack access to basic or safely managed drinking water and sanitation services.


Protect Wildlife

The Protect Wildlife activity supports initiatives to align conservation policy with on-the-ground wildlife management actions and enforcement. The activity works in target landscapes to reduce threats to biodiversity, reduce poaching and use of illegally harvested wildlife and wildlife products, and improve ecosystem goods and services for human well-being.