water resources management (WRM)


USAID Water and Sanitation Project

The USAID Water and Sanitation (WASH) project works to build the capacity and increase the number of people with access to basic drinking water services. The WASH project targets 5 cholera-prone communes in Haiti (Cap-Haitien, Croix-des-Bouquets, Mirebalais, Jeremie and Les Cayes) and recognizes that the rapid pace of urbanization requires increasing attention to urban services and utilities, particularly in dense peri-urban settlements, secondary cities and towns, which are often served by informal providers that are introduced in the video.

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Reclamation Provides Dam Safety and Emergency Management Training to Brazil

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Brazilian National Water Agency (ANA) since 2016, providing training and technical assistance for water resources management. Reclamation provides technical support abroad to enhance its international reputation and cement its standing as a source of expertise in dam engineering and dam safety programs. In the summer of 2019, Reclamation employees traveled to Brasília, Brazil, to conduct two high-priority trainings with ANA. This program supports the objectives of the U.S.

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Armenia - Electronic Tools for Management of Water Resources Introduced in Yerevan

The “Online Platforms and Smart Approaches” event was organized in the “Urartu” hall of the “Erebuni Plaza” business center, the aim of which is to present some useful electronic tools developed within the framework of the USAID funded Water project, ARMENPRESS was informed from the Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development.

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Water Resources Management

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.

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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.


Big Data for Water Security: Scalable Geospatiotemporal Data Integration & Systems

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.

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World Water Day

World Water Day is observed annually on March 22 to raise awareness about the vital importance of water to everything from public health and youth education to economic development and gender equality.

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Jordan - Ajloun Pond Restored through USAID Project, Conserving Potable Water

USAID recently announced the completion of the restoration of the Queen Rania rainwater catchment pond in Ajloun. This refurbishment project preserves drinking water by supplying an alternative source for non-potable water restricted to irrigation, firefighting, construction and livestock farming.