Global Water Strategy

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Working Together to Shape the Future Direction of Water Programming

In November 2017, the U.S. Government (USG) released the first-ever whole of government Global Water Strategy, the culmination of 17 government agencies working together to address the world’s most pressing water challenges through diplomacy, foreign assistance, science, and technology. The real work of making this vision a reality and coordinating the implementation of the Strategy at the USG level began Tuesday, March 13, at the “Reaching a Water Secure World: U.S. Global Water Strategy Workshop” hosted by USAID and the U.S. Department of State, in Washington, DC, and live streamed worldwide.

Workshop

Live Stream: U.S. Global Water Strategy Workshop

In celebration of World Water Day, the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a workshop at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., to discuss collaboration around the Global Water Strategy as the U.S. government’s unified framework for addressing pressing water challenges through diplomacy, foreign assistance, science, and technology. 

Workshop

Joint State-USAID Workshop Focuses on Global Water Strategy

In celebration of World Water Day, the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are hosting a workshop to discuss collaboration around the Global Water Strategy as the U.S. government’s unified framework for addressing pressing water challenges through diplomacy, foreign assistance, science, and technology.

USAID #WaterSecureWorld Photo Contest Rules

In a water-stressed world billions of people worldwide lack safe drinking water and sanitation access, negatively impacting public health, economic growth, and food production. The new U.S. Government Global Water Strategy envisions a water secure world, where people and nations have the water they need to be healthy, prosperous, and resilient. USAID, through its Water and Development Plan, is contributing to the Strategy by providing 15 million people with sustainable access to safe drinking water services and 8 million people with sustainable sanitation.

Strategy and Guidance

2017 U.S. Government Global Water Strategy

There is a growing global water crisis that may increase disease, undermine economic growth, foster insecurity and state failure, and generally reduce the capacity of countries to advance priorities that support U.S. national interests. To address these challenges and contribute to a healthier, safer, and more prosperous world, the United States will work to support a water secure world where people have sustainable supplies of water of sufficient quantity and quality to meet human, economic, and ecosystem needs while managing risks from floods and droughts.