Water resources management encompasses the efforts of stakeholders to protect freshwater ecosystems that provide drinking water. USAID helps partner countries better cope with rising pressures on water-stressed river basins by engaging with stakeholders to develop water allocation plans that secure the availability of water for households, improve storage and quality of water through sustainably managed watersheds, and promote adaptive innovations to build resilience and reduce water-related risk.
Research is a key component in helping to design, implement, and assess the success of global development activities. This collection contains research and learning from the water, sanitation, and hygiene sectors. It includes USAID-funded research as well as that of other development organizations.
This series is part of the training sessions created by the partners of the Big Data Analytics and Transboundary Water Collaboration for Southern Africa. These partners include: USAID's Sustainable Water Partnership, the South African Department of Science and Innovation, the Groundwater Management Institute of the Southern African Development Community, the Water Research Commission of South Africa, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and IBM Research-Africa.
Globalwaters.org's growing collection of both USAID and non-USAID produced datasets provide statistics of interest to water development practitioners.
The Sustainable Water Partnership held this webinar on August 15, 2019 to learn about the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) efforts to better understand and manage transboundary water sources.
The event has ended, but please check back soon for a recording of the webinar.
The routine use of data in decision-making can dramatically improve the effectiveness of water service investments and accelerate progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals for water and sanitation.
The Kabul River Basin flows through eastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan and is crucial to the livelihoods of millions of people for domestic water supplies, agriculture, power generation, and industry.
The USGS Water Supply Data Monitoring and Analysis activity, through support from USAID, is building the capacity of the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) to improve management of the Kabul River Basin through increasing water-data availability and analysis. The activity runs from January 2018 to December 2022.
There is no doubt that Jordan is among the most water-poor countries in the world, particularly when considering its limited resources and unique circumstances amid intense regional conflict.