water quality

Interagency Story

Learning and Engaging All in Primary School (LEAPS) II Project

While schools are primarily centers for students' learning, they also serve as foundations for development, including social and economic safety nets, in their communities. For example, in the United States and many other countries, school feeding programs help to ensure that students from all social and economic backgrounds are well nourished, which improves those students' school attendance, academic performance, and long-term opportunities for successful livelihoods.

Resource Collection

Water Quality

The chemical, biological, and radiological characteristics of water determine its quality. Under the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy, USAID has established a goal to provide sustainable access to safe drinking water services to 15 million people by 2022. USAID has also committed to improve not only the reliability of the drinking water provided through our interventions, but also the quality of that water.

Brief

Chlorine Tablet Use for Household Water Treatment in Emergencies: Guidance for Tablet Selection

In emergencies, safe drinking water is a priority to prevent disease. Chlorine is often used to treat drinking water, as it inactivates most bacteria and viruses that cause diarrheal disease and the remaining free chlorine residual (FCR) provides protection against recontamination in storage. For effective treatment, water should be dosed with enough chlorine to ensure that FCR is maintained for the length of storage time in the household. At the same time, levels high enough to exceed taste and odor acceptability thresholds should be avoided. 

Event

African Water Association - International Symposium on Water Quality

The African Water Association is pleased to inform WASH stakeholders, members and development partners that a SYMPOSIUM ON WATER QUALITY will be organized from 9th to 11th December 2019 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso under the theme "Investing in Water Quality for a Sustainable Life".

This symposium aims to mobilize high-level stakeholders around the issue of water quality. Decision-makers will gain an overview of current best practices on water quality control and stakeholders will benefit from a knowledge-sharing platform of research results and innovations. 

Infographic

Infographic: Increasing Access to Improved Water and Sanitation in Haiti

Access to clean water and improved sanitation is fundamental to preventing the spread of water-borne disease like cholera. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Haiti supports the Haitian National Directorate of Potable Water and Sanitation to build and monitor essential water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure and strengthen the national water and sanitation workforce. This infographic details some of their efforts

Blog

Citizen Journalists: Shining a Light on Water Management in Armenia

Mane Minasyan lives in Vedi, a small town in the heart of the Ararat Valley in the west of Armenia. At 19, she is raising awareness of groundwater depletion and prompting behavior change in her community. Mane received her investigative journalism training from USAID’s Participatory Utilization and Resources Efficiency of Water (PURE Water) project, which is working to increase water productivity, efficiency, and quality in the Ararat Valley by enhancing citizen participation in water resources management.

Final Report

Water, Sanitation, and Education for Health (WASEH II) – Final Report

This report highlights all the aspects of programming of WASEH II project implemented in Kenya from 2004 to 2009 in six districts;: Rachuonyo, Homabay, Nyando, Suba, Migori and Bondo of Nyanza province in western Kenya.

WASEH II is a follow-on project of WASEH I, implemented from from1999 to 2003. 

 

WASEH in full means water, sanitation and education for health.

 

Brief

Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project Mid-Term Evaluation: Overview and Key Findings

USAID/Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) launched the  Kenya Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene Program (KIWASH) project in October 2015, a $51 million five-year activity implemented by a consortium led by DAI. KIWASH was designed to institutionalize catalytic models of sustainable service delivery for accelerated expansion of water and sanitation services and to improve complementary hygiene behaviors.