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Water as a Tool for Resilience in Times of Crisis (Live Stream)

About 90 percent of USAID’s water priority countries are conflict-affected or fragile. Last year, over 60 million people around the world were affected by more than 280 natural disasters. Effective water resource management is complex in times of peace and prosperity. Effective water resource management in a time of crisis—whether war or disaster—can mean the difference between building resilience or compounding tragedy.

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Feeding a Thirsty World: Harnessing the Connections Between Food and Water Security (Live Stream)

Food and water security are deeply entwined. Seventy percent of global water use is for agriculture while more than 25 percent of the global population lives in areas facing severe water scarcity and more than 820 million people face chronic food deprivation. As the global population continues to rise and changing weather and climate patterns disrupts food and water availability, we need innovative and forward-looking approaches to securing food and water for vulnerable populations.

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Panel Discussion on Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (AECOM-SAIS Speaker Series)

In December, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) joined with USAID implementer AECOM to host a panel discussion on Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS), a topic of particular interest as USAID expands its focus and shifts its thinking on how to address sanitation. The panel included representatives from USAID, the World Bank, among others, with AECOM’s Darren Saywell serving as the moderator.

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Sustainable Water, Resilient Communities: Solutions for Dirty Water (Live Stream)

Around the world, pollution and disease contaminate essential supplies of drinking water. In the third event of the Woodrow Wilson Center's “Sustainable Water, Resilient Communities” series, experts discussed approaches to meeting the challenges of poor water quality: improving sanitation and hygiene, addressing agricultural pollution, and increasing water supplies through wastewater reuse. The series is organized by the Environmental Change and Security Program. Eric Viala, director of USAID's Sustainable Water Partnership, moderated the discussion.

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U.S. Global Water Strategy Workshop (Live Stream)

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. 

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The State of Water and Sanitation in India (Live Stream)

India is a water stressed nation.  Yet it is India’s states that have ultimate authority over many water related issues.  Water is a key pillar in these states’ ambitions to improve the quality of life of their citizens and to drive industrial growth.  These states must form innovative partnerships to meet their needs within the context of growing scarcity, increased pollution, and interstate conflict. This discussion, organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies is first public segment of the Indian States Engagement Fo