water quality

Activity

Establishing Community Water Systems in Bangalore Slums

The Community Water Systems project aims to provide safe drinking water to underserved communities in Bangalore where piped water is not available. Water Health’s award winning water purification system and disinfection technology, combined with sustainable business approaches, are delivering clean water to more than 30,000 households in Bangalore slums. Construction of 25 WaterHealth Centers (kiosks that purify and dispense water at affordable rates) is complete. Other donors, such as Gap Inc. and Tata Trust, have helped scale-up the project, by setting up 12 additional kiosks.

Video

Water Issues in Jacobabad, Pakistan – A Short Documentary Funded by USAID

This short documentary explores water issues in Jacobabad, Pakistan. This film was produced in May 2017 as part of USAID's broader WASH activities in Pakistan.

Jacobabad is situated at the intersection where Sindh and Balochistan meet, connected through the national highway to the rest of Pakistan. The city faces many problems, the biggest being the lack of clean drinking water. In the current situation, the sewerage and drainage water mix together and become badly contaminated.

PhotoEssay

Photo Essay: Transforming Vulnerable Communities Through Water Access in Madagascar

Madagascar is urbanizing at twice the rate as the rest of the world, with an estimated 4.5 percent urban growth rate and approximately one-third of the total population already living in urban areas. Every month, cities across Madagascar grow by tens of thousands — growth often concentrated in informal settlements with limited access to water and sanitation services as the demand outstrips local capacity.

Podcast

Establishing A Sustainable Market For Water Purification Tablets In Ghana

The latest podcast from Global Waters Radio takes listeners to Kumasi, capital of Ghana’s Ashanti region, where a distributor of Aquatabs, Ernest Saka Ansong, and Asieduwaa Ofori Darko, a local Aquatabs vendor, share their thoughts on water quality challenges in Ghana, marketing and distribution strategies for water purification tablets, and stories of how they have positively impacted the communities they serve. This podcast was originally published in July 2017.

Fact Sheet

Nepal Fact Sheet: Safaa Paani (WASH Recovery) Program

USAID’s Safaa Paani (WASH Recovery) project increases sustainable access to safe drinking water, improves sanitation through promoting proper hygiene and construction of public toilets, and heightens awareness of menstrual hygiene through school programs in two earthquake-affected districts.

Water Currents

Water Currents: World Water Day 2018

Water Currents is produced biweekly by USAID’s E3 Water Office. Each issue contains recent news and articles on water sector issues, partner and donor updates, latest sector research, and a special focus on one topic. Please provide your feedback and suggestions by contacting the waterteam@usaid.gov.

Conference

Global WASH Cluster Meeting 2018

Dear WASH Partners,

As you may be aware, the Global WASH Cluster will be hosting its annual meeting from the 10th – 11th April in Berlin, Germany. The forum is expected to bring together humanitarian WASH partners involved in humanitarian WASH interventions globally to share experience, cross-country learning and to broaden networks in the sector. The main themes of the meeting will be: