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Taking a Closer Look at Indonesia’s Environmental Services Program

This blog post discusses key findings and lessons learned from an evaluation of the long-term sustainability of selected components from the USAID-funded Environmental Services Program (ESP) in Indonesia. The program was implemented from 2004–2010 and included capacity-building efforts to improve financing and management of Indonesian municipal water utilities.

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United States and Egypt Inaugurate Water Facilities in Assiut

USAID, in cooperation with the Assiut Potable Water and Sanitation Company and Egypt’s Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, recently inaugurated the Massara Water Treatment Plant and the Alexandria El Tahreer Wastewater Pump Station and Collection System in Assiut Governorate.

Conference

20th AfWA International Conference & Exhibition Kampala-Uganda 2020

The African Water Association (AfWA), formerly known as Union of African Water Suppliers (UAWS), is a professional association of establishments, enterprises and utilities operating in the areas of drinking water, sanitation and environment in Africa. AfWA has over 100 utilities members from over 40 countries across Africa
 

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Seeking Sustainability in Water Service Delivery in Haiti

In September, we had the opportunity to visit Jeremie, Haiti, to see the progress of USAID’s Water and Sanitation (WatSan) Project. The project works with municipal water utilities to build staff capacity, rehabilitate infrastructure, and improve operations. One of the main problems with Jeremie’s water system is the high rate of non-revenue water (NRW)—that is, water that enters the system but does not reach paying customers.

Webinar

Webinaire à venir (en français) : H2O Maghreb – une formation innovante pour les jeunes professionnels du secteur de l’eau

Compte-tenu de sa croissance démographique, de son urbanisation rapide et de son économie en plein développement, lesquelles résultent en une augmentation de la demande en eau, la lutte contre la pénurie d’eau est devenue une priorité nationale au Maroc.

Ce webinaire, prévu le jeudi 3, octobre présentera le projet H2O Maghreb, un partenariat public-privé qui a pour but d’améliorer les pratiques industrielles et municipales de gestion de l'eau au Maroc d'une manière inclusive et durable.

Webinar

Upcoming Webinar: H2O Maghreb – Providing Innovative Training for Young Water Professionals

Mitigating water scarcity is a national priority in Morocco, where a growing population, rapid urbanization, and developing economy are increasing the country’s demand for water. This webinar will present information on the H2O Maghreb project, a public-private partnership initiative that aims to improve industrial and municipal water management practices in an inclusive and sustainable way.

Evaluation

Lebanon Water Project (LWP): Midterm Performance Evaluation

The Lebanon Water Project (LWP) is a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with the objective of increasing access to clean, reliable, and sustainable sources of water for Lebanese citizens. LWP is a $65-million activity that was launched in October 2015 and will conclude in September 2020.

Report

Doing More with Less: Smarter Subsidies for Water Supply and Sanitation

Subsidies can be powerful tools in delivering water and sanitation when they are designed in smart and targeted ways and implemented effectively. Governments across the world are pouring money into subsidies, but as new World Bank research shows, that funding often doesn’t flow to those who need it most. This report explores how scarce public resources can be used most effectively to achieve universal delivery of water supply and sanitation services.