drinking water

Project

Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion

FIRE-D partnered with India’s central, state, and city governments to develop sustainable urban environmental services and to ensure the poor have access to those services. It worked to expand WatSan access to the poor in particular by integrating their perspectives into project planning processes

Project

Resilient Waters – Southern Africa

Southern Africa has significant biodiversity and natural resources, as well as a robust legal framework for natural resource management across borders. However, most countries in the region are water scarce or water stressed. National policies lack harmonization across countries and between sectors, and poor and vulnerable populations lack enough benefits and incentives for sustainable resource management.

Project

PIO Grant with UNICEF for WASH Programming for Piura Peru

Conduct Hygiene Promotion sessions for affected populations. Construct family latrines at transitional shelters. Conduct assessment of existing water systems and rehab water treatment systems.

1) Support rehabilitation of safe water system

2) Installation of temporary water systems

3) Improvement of latrines in TES

4) Community programs: solid waste management, community and personal hygiene, safe water management, control of community vectors, training in solid waste

Project

Natural Infrastructure for Water Security in Peru

The Natural Infrastructure for Water Security (NIWS) project enables the Government of Peru to improve its management of their natural resources to increase water security and provide a sustainable economic future for its citizens, while alo reducing migration and the risk of internal conflicts. The project is co-funded by USAID and the Government of Canada.

Article

Water Works: How Access to Clean Water Transforms Lives in Madagascar

In the village of Sabotsy Anjiro in Madagascar, a simple water tap installed outside Voahangy Rasoanantenaina’s door has changed her life.

“Before the fountain, I had to get water from the public pump, a half-hour walk away,” said Voahangy, who has four children. “Having to do that twice a day meant that I lost two hours trying to access water and carry it home.”

“Now, the fountain is right in front of my home, and I can get as much water as I need, whenever I need it,” she said.

Annual Report Story

Collaborating to Improve Drinking Water in Haiti

Haiti’s vulnerability to natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and flooding have complicated efforts to repair, expand, and sustain access to safe water and sanitation. The low levels of water and sanitation services and poor hygiene practices contributed substantially to the severity and rapid spread of the cholera epidemic in 2010. Hurricane Matthew in 2016 further compromised the fragile WASH sector in affected areas.

Annual Report Story

Women Mobilize to Promote Cheaper, Cleaner Drinking Water in India

In late 2017, USAID Administrator Mark Green visited a water kiosk in Hyderabad, India, to understand how a public-private partnership model of water service delivery makes safe drinking water available and affordable for people who generally have limited access to it. He met a community mobilizer, Surekha, who encourages her neighbors to frequent the kiosk.