capacity building

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USAID Water and Sanitation Project

The USAID Water and Sanitation (WASH) project works to build the capacity and increase the number of people with access to basic drinking water services. The WASH project targets 5 cholera-prone communes in Haiti (Cap-Haitien, Croix-des-Bouquets, Mirebalais, Jeremie and Les Cayes) and recognizes that the rapid pace of urbanization requires increasing attention to urban services and utilities, particularly in dense peri-urban settlements, secondary cities and towns, which are often served by informal providers that are introduced in the video.

PhotoEssay

More Water for Everyone (Photo Essay)

This photo essay was created by USAID in Exposure. USAID’s SPEED+ program (Supporting the Policy Environment for Economic Development) supports Mozambique’s National Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation in setting technical and quality standards for private water providers and implementing licensing regulations to allow businesses to fill a gap in public water systems.

Interagency Story

Drawing on U.S. Government and Civil Service Expertise to Improve Water Resources Management Practices

Did you know that the U.S. Department of State engages with countries around the world on key water issues through AWEP?  Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s International Technical Assistance Program, U.S.–based water experts deploy all over the world for short-term consultancies, training programs, and public diplomacy missions. AWEP helps countries improve their water resources management practices and serves as an avenue for U.S. embassies and consulates to engage diplomatically on the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy.

Interagency Story

Reclamation Provides Dam Safety and Emergency Management Training to Brazil

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Brazilian National Water Agency (ANA) since 2016, providing training and technical assistance for water resources management. Reclamation provides technical support abroad to enhance its international reputation and cement its standing as a source of expertise in dam engineering and dam safety programs. In the summer of 2019, Reclamation employees traveled to Brasília, Brazil, to conduct two high-priority trainings with ANA. This program supports the objectives of the U.S.

Interagency Story

Planning for Soil and Water Conservation Workshops—from Organizing to Action

Water is a limited resource impacting both economic development and food security, and agriculture is the single largest user of water resources in many countries across the globe. Pakistan is no exception. Agriculture directly supports the country's population and accounts for 26 percent of its gross domestic product. Rapid population increase, infrastructure issues, loss of reservoir storage capacity, and climate fluctuations have led to major water availability concerns.

Interagency Story

Using Policy Reform to Build Capacity in Sierra Leone’s Water Sector

Countries that face challenges with water quality, quantity, and accessibility cannot begin to address these issues without effective governance frameworks. Governance is also an issue in other sectors that water production depends on and is essential for, such as the electricity sector. In 2015, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Sierra Leone began a $44.4 million partnership to implement policy reforms, build institutional capacity, and improve governance in the water and electricity sectors of the country, with a focus on the capital city of Freetown.