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Findings of a Baseline Study on the State of Water and Women's Empowerment in Maharashtra, India

USAID and Gap Inc. launched the Women + Water Alliance (W+W Alliance) in 2017 to improve and sustain the health and well-being of women and communities touched by the apparel industry in India.

This infographic highlights some of the key findings from a baseline study documenting water supply availability and the state of women's empowerment in India's Maharashtra state. The Institute for Development Impact conducted the study on behalf of the W+W Alliance.

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The State of Women and Water in Cotton Growing Communities in India

Achieving gender equity in India is predicated on addressing the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs of females in the country. Predominantly tasked with the responsibility to manage household water and sanitation, women face immense opportunity costs that limit their opportunities for advancement. To address this challenge, USAID and Gap Inc. launched the Women + Water Alliance (W+W Alliance) in 2017 to improve and sustain the health and well-being of women and communities touched by the apparel industry in India.

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Maintenance Approaches to Improve the Sustainability of Rural Water Supplies

Numerous studies have sought to understand the factors that most influence the sustainability of rural water supply services. This understanding has led to the development of maintenance approaches, both reactive and preventive, that seek to improve functionality rates and maintain reliable continuity of rural community water services. This document reviews literature about the factors influencing the sustainability of rural water services, and the emerging maintenance approaches seeking to address these factors and improve service reliability.

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World Toilet Day 2019: These Countries are Making Sanitation Gains with USAID’s Help

As we celebrate World Toilet Day and the transformative health and economic impacts of access to improved sanitation this November 19, USAID takes you from Ethiopia to Indonesia in this photo essay to showcase how innovative thinking, government action, and private sector participation are collectively improving sanitation around the world. Learn how USAID is helping contribute to our partner countries’ progress toward safe sanitation for all.

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Catalyzing Women’s Leadership to Advance WASH Adoption

In late August, the Women + Water Alliance came together at the Stockholm International Water Institute’s World Water Week to emphasize the important role women play in helping alleviate the global water crisis.  

Their session titled, “Catalyzing Women’s Leadership to Advance WASH Adoption” shared the context of how women as agents of change can help promote water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in communities touched by the apparel industry. 

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Women + Water Alliance September 2019 Newsletter

The Women + Water Alliance Newsletter for September 2019 discussing progress over the last quarter for the Gap Inc. and USAID Women + Water Alliance (W+W Alliance). This newsletter includes the W+W Alliance’s representation at SIWI’s World Water Week and engagement with key stakeholders in the WASH and water stewardship space. This year’s World Water Week focused on “Water for Society: Including All," a theme closely aligned with the mission of the W+W Alliance. 

Read on for more details.