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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.


Water and WASH Futures 2021: Achieving SDG 6 in a Changing Climate, February 22-26, 2021 | Brisbane, Australia

Global development professionals and communities are working hard towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, but climate change is highlighting the critical need for water, sanitation and hygiene and water resource management professionals to work together. Join the International Water Centre to forge integrated approaches to achieving SDG 6 in a changing climate, to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Key themes of this conference include:


More Water for Everyone (Photo Essay)

This photo essay was created by USAID in Exposure. USAID’s SPEED+ program (Supporting the Policy Environment for Economic Development) supports Mozambique’s National Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation in setting technical and quality standards for private water providers and implementing licensing regulations to allow businesses to fill a gap in public water systems.


In Senegal, Sanitation Means Dignity

Like many of us, Fatou Badji balances a hectic schedule. She is the chairlady of a women's group that sells onions and other essentials. She is also on the frontlines of addressing the global sanitation crisis. 

Today, six in 10 people lack proper sanitation, costing economies $260 billion annually. Poor sanitation leads to the deaths of more than a quarter-million children annually, and affects the safety of women and girls. 


POSTPONED - 42nd WEDC International Conference: Equitable and Sustainable WASH Services - September 2020

The 42nd WEDC International Conference, "Equitable and Sustainable WASH Services: Celebrating Our Learning from Failure and Success," will be held at Loughborough University, UK, from September 7-10, 2020. The WEDC International Conference is a comprehensive and interactive learning event, which provides continued professional development for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector professionals. The WEDC International Conference comprises two days of presentations and discussions of peer reviewed content and two days of tailored capacity development workshops.


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.


Climate Risk Management Toolkit

Climate risk management (CRM) improves the effectiveness and sustainability of USAID’s water efforts. USAID implements CRM by systematically assessing, addressing, and adaptively managing climate risk in new strategies, projects, and activities.

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Strategy & Guidance Materials

Under the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy, USAID seeks to increase access to sustainable water and sanitation services, promote key hygiene behaviors among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, billions of whom remain unserved or underserved, and enhance the effective management of the water resources that are essential for the sustainable provision of drinking water, as well as for other objectives such as food security, nutrition, resilience, education, and economic growth.

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