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Women + Water Alliance March 2019 Newsletter

We are pleased to share that on February 1, we officially kicked off Year 3 of the USAID Gap Inc. Women + Water Alliance (W+W Alliance)! And we’re happy to share a few highlights from the recent 3rd annual All Partners Workshop in Delhi, India that took place February 5-6. Here are a few highlights from our gathering:

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Women + Water Alliance August 2018 Newsletter

Women + Water Newsletter August 2018

This summer, on the ground programming officially kicked off, led by our implementing partners CARE, Institute for Sustainable Communities and Water.org, in Madhya Pradesh, India. Please find exciting highlights of this work below.

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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.

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Private Sector Partnerships for a Water-Secure Iloilo City

With a rapidly increasing population, Iloilo City, a highly urbanized city in western Philippines has grown to just under 1 million residents. In recent years, the city experienced an economic growth spurt. Commercial and residential buildings are springing up around the city, services and retail businesses are thriving, and tourists are flocking to the city’s landmarks.

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Water Currents: Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019

Every May 28, Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) raises awareness and combats taboos associated with menstrual hygiene with the goal of enabling women and girls to achieve their full potential. The theme of Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019—It's Time for Action—not only emphasizes the urgency of this public health issue, but also highlights the transformative power of improved menstrual hygiene to unlock economic and educational opportunities for women and girls.
 

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.

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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.

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Rwanda Rural Sanitation Activity (Isuku Iwacu)

The Isuku Iwacu Activity (also known as Rwanda Rural Sanitation Activity) is a four-year rural sanitation project awarded on September 2, 2016, and estimated to be completed by November 9, 2020. The Activity is being executed by a consortium of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) headed by SNV, and includes World Vision International and Water for People.

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Creating a Vibrant Private Sector-Driven Sanitation Business in Rwanda

Partnering with the Government of Rwanda and local communities, USAID is working to enhance private-sector involvement in rural sanitation markets to help the nation achieve 100 percent improved sanitation coverage by 2020. Meeting this goal means overcoming a number of challenges, including a shortage of sanitation supplies and contractors; a lack of construction professionals involved in household sanitation; the need for a variety of latrine models that function in unique geographies and take consumer preferences and water access into account; and limited financing options.