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Ethiopia - DuPont, USAID, Community Organizations Come Together to Provide Clean Water

Commissioned in October 2019, the Serdo water scheme is now providing 5,000 liters per hour of safe water, stopping the need for lengthy walks to fetch it or truck delivery into the town. The solution is being kept sustainable through the technical training of regional water managers and community-based operators and technicians.


POSTPONED - Sanitation and Water for All Finance Ministers’ Meeting, April 17, 2020

The upcoming SWA Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) will be convened in Washington, D.C. USA, on April 17, 2020. The objective of the FMM is to highlight practical actions that finance ministers can take to mobilize additional financing through increased cost recovery, better planning, and improved efficiency to deliver universal access to water supply and sanitation. This will be achieved by presenting evidence, practical experience and active dialogue between participants.

Resource Collection


Research is a key component in helping to design, implement, and assess the success of global development activities. This collection contains research and learning from the water, sanitation, and hygiene sectors. It includes USAID-funded research as well as that of other development organizations.

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Governance & Finance

In order to improve water security and public health, it is vital that water and sanitation utilities practice good governance and stand on strong financial foundations. While national governments must make water and sanitation issues a priority, both national and local governments are responsible for creating enabling environments that will strengthen drinking water and sanitation service delivery, improve water sector coordination, mobilize investment, and incentivize sustainable management of water resources.

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Reliable financing is critical to helping countries transition away from donor assistance in the water and sanitation sectors, which is one of the reasons that improved governance and finance are core objectives of the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy. USAID programming improves WASH sector financing by helping strengthen policies and institutions that increase self-reliance and reduce the need for donor funding.

Intl Campaign Day

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.