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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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Combating Cholera in Zimbabwe Through Improved Water Quality

Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care declared an outbreak of cholera in Harare, Zimbabwe, on September 5, 2018, when 25 patients were admitted to the Beatrice Road Infectious Disease Hospital. Over six months, the country recorded a total of 10,421 cases of cholera, of which 94 percent were from Harare, and 69 deaths. Cholera outbreaks are often linked to contaminated water supplies, including piped water systems, if water quality is not adequately maintained.  

Country Profile

Egypt

Since 1978, USAID has invested more than $3.5 billion to bring potable water and sanitation services to over 25 million Egyptians. USAID constructed and rehabilitated wastewater systems in Cairo, Alexandria, and the three Suez Canal cities. Later, USAID helped the Government of Egypt establish the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, a water regulator and a national umbrella organization to standardize and govern local water utility companies. USAID worked with the Government of Egypt to strengthen the policy, legal, and regulatory framework for water distribution and access.

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Bringing Clean Water to Those Who Need it

Through the USAID Addressing WASH Services in Yemen activity, CARE installed a new water pump, serving the local community water utility. The new vertical pumping unit produces 216,000 liters per day, or enough water to supply the village’s 5,422 residents with more than 15 liters per day.

Resource Collection

Governance

Sound governance is essential to achieving water security. USAID seeks improvements in water governance and financing by promoting best practices that strengthen WASH service provision and countries’ transition away from donor assistance. This collection page features a variety of technical, multimedia, and learning resources emphasizing the key role that good governance plays in improving water security at the community, state, and national levels.

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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.