water sector performance

Fact Sheet

USEPA West Africa Drinking Water Laboratory Capacity Program

With increasing rates of population growth and urbanization, infrastructure in African cities, such as water delivery systems and wastewater systems, can be overwhelmed. Poor governance, chronic underinvestment and a lack of skilled staff make it difficult for urban water utilities to provide safe drinking water to consumers. However, experience suggests that strong leadership and institutions, coupled with preventative risk-based management approaches and sustained capacity-building efforts, are critical to improving the quality of drinking water services in African cities.

Final Report

Water Infrastructure Support and Enhancement for Lebanon (WISE-Lebanon) – Final Report

The Water Infrastructure Support and Enhancement for Lebanon (WISE-Lebanon) program was a highly successful three-year infrastructure and capacity building project (2012–2015) funded by USAID that improved water services for thousands of Lebanese citizens and a large Syrian refugee population living in towns and villages throughout Lebanon while also contributing to the capacity and performance of regional water and wastewater utilities.

Evaluation

Midterm Evaluation – USAID/Jordan Water Management Initiative (WMI)

Jordan is recognized as one of the ten most water deprived countries in the world. Domestic water use in Jordan is among the lowest in the world, and barely meets basic household needs for sanitation, cooking, and cleaning. The influx of Syrian refugees living in host communities and refugee camps is further draining the limited water supply.

Project

Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa

The Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) program was designed to improve access to safe, reliable, affordable, and sustainable water and sanitation services for unserved and underserved urban populations in sub-Sahara Africa. The program fostered urban water sector reforms to solve policy, institutional, regulatory, financial, and operational challenges that hindered the effective delivery of sustainable water and sanitation services for urban residents in nine African nations.

Final Report

Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) – Final Report

The Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) program was implemented from 2005–2009 to improve access to safe, reliable, affordable, and sustainable water and sanitation services for unserved and underserved urban populations in sub-Sahara Africa. The program fostered urban water sector reforms to solve policy, institutional, regulatory, financial, and operational challenges that hindered the effective delivery of sustainable water and sanitation services for urban residents in nine African nations.

Fact Sheet

USAID's WASH-FIN Senegal

Senegal is among the few African countries with a WASH institutional framework that has made considerable progress in expanding WASH services, achieved, in large part, by fully embracing private sector participation.

Final Report

Final Report: Lebanon Water and Wastewater Sector Support Project (LWWSS)

The Lebanon Water and Wastewater Sector Support project (LWWSS) ran from September 2009–October 2015 as part of USAID's commitment to improving and strengthening the water sector in Lebanon. The program worked directly with the four regional water establishments, providing technical assistance to strengthen their capacity to deliver high-quality and sustainable services. 

Evaluation

Middle East and North Africa Water Sector Performance Evaluation

This report is an evaluation of water sector activities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, funded by USAID’s Middle East Bureau.

The Middle East Bureau supports regional activities in water and environment to address long-term sustainable access to water in the region. The purpose of the evaluation is to provide lessons learned and recommendations for future programming in anticipation of limited funding scenarios. In particular, this evaluation will inform the following:

Water Currents

Water Currents: Water and Data

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.

Activity

Water Infrastructure Support and Enhancement for Lebanon

The water sector in Lebanon suffers from deficiencies in water storage, supply, and treatment facilities, in addition to ineffective water management practices. Most of the existing facilities and networks, notably for potable water, are aging, inadequately maintained, and losing large quantities of non-revenue water (NRW) resulting in insufficient quantities to meet local needs. Water establishments’ revenue collection from subscribers is low due to poorly maintained subscriber records and inefficient billing processes.