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Ethiopia - DuPont, USAID, Community Organizations Come Together to Provide Clean Water

Commissioned in October 2019, the Serdo water scheme is now providing 5,000 liters per hour of safe water, stopping the need for lengthy walks to fetch it or truck delivery into the town. The solution is being kept sustainable through the technical training of regional water managers and community-based operators and technicians.

Event

World Meteorological Day: Climate & Water - March 23, 2020

Fresh water is vital for life. On average, a human being cannot survive more than three days without it. Water is essential for the production of our food, virtually all of our goods and services and for the environment. 

The world now faces increasing challenges posed by water stress, floods and droughts and lack of access to clean supplies. There is an urgent need to improve forecasting, monitoring and management of water supplies and to tackle the problem of too much, too little or too polluted water.

Interagency Story

Plumbing the Water Secrets of Cholera, Malaria, and Sleeping Sickness

Developed by Princeton University, with support by USACE’s International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Hydrological Program, the African Flood and Drought Monitor (AFDM) provides daily rainfall, temperature, soil moisture, and streamflow data for historical, near-real time and forecasting applications. Using satellite-generated inputs plus modeling, the system is especially useful where ground-based weather and streamflow stations are scarce. 

Event

POSTPONED - WASH Debate: Climate Adaptation in the WASH Sector: Distraction or Necessity? April 1, 2020

This edition of WASH Debates seeks to explore and discuss the urgency of climate change in the WASH sector and what different actors in the sector can do in the field of climate adaptation.

The event will showcase two seemingly conflicting stances. One where climate change is considered a distraction, preventing us from addressing more immediate and arguably more threatening issues. The other, where climate concerns are justified, incentivizing the need to build resilience and foster adaptation.

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.

 

Evaluation

Final Performance Evaluation of the Further Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative (FABRI)

Annual Report Story

Harnessing the Power of Interagency Cooperation to Advance Disaster Preparedness

Since 2005, USAID and NASA’s joint SERVIR project has been helping communities across the world better prepare for natural disasters. Working in close​ ​collaboration with local scientists and development partners via a series of regional hubs in Africa and Asia, SERVIR combines NASA’s state-of-the-art scientific innovations and satellite technology with USAID’s extensive development know-how and global reach to streamline rural communities’ benefits of satellite data.

Report

Resilience in Action: Changing Horizons in Ethiopia's Drylands

Ethiopia’s enormous pastoral population is estimated at 12 to 15 million people, the majority of whom live in the arid or semi-arid drylands that cover about 60 percent of the country. Following the famine of 2003— that left one-fifth of Ethiopia’s population without food and tens of thousands dead from starvation—USAID used the funding for the famine response to initiate the Pastoralists Livelihoods program to improve and strengthen the status of this population. This established the foundation and basis of our interventions in these regions.