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Solutions for Pollution

SWP’s panel of experts discusses how best to address challenges of poor water quality.

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7th Africa Water Week: Canisius Kanangire and Richard Rapier on Strategic Planning for Africa’s Water and Sanitation Sectors

“The changes on the African continent are very much alarming—when we talk of sanitation and look at the growth of the populations in Africa, and also the urbanization phenomenon, with the growth of slums,” said Dr. Canisius Kanangire, Executive Secretary of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), acknowledging the challenges facing the region in a recent interview with USAID’s Global Waters Radio.

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The Ripple Effect: Supporting Women’s Empowerment through Water

New research demonstrates that improving a woman’s access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) provides a multitude of indirect and positive impacts that often are overlooked in traditional development interventions. Benefits of this water access “ripple effect” go beyond the time savings and health outcomes that are well known across the sector. Referred to as “pathways to empowerment,” these now-quantifiable impacts cover a range of outcomes, including a more than 50 percent increase in female community leadership positions and shifts in gender norms within the community.

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Water Reuse Gets a New Take in South Africa

Water reuse can be an effective way to supplement the water needs of growing cities. Even in the midst of record breaking droughts, this alternative can have meaningful impact once it overcomes public misperceptions and investment barriers. USAID and its partners are helping South Africa encourage greater understanding of this promising approach for strengthening urban water security in the face of growing water scarcity.

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Check Out USAID at World Water Week 2018

World Water Week starts in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 26. The annual gathering organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has become a focal point for the globe’s water issues. Last year’s event attracted more than 3,300 individuals and some 380 convening organizations from 135 countries.

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Surging Ahead with Water System Improvements

Tagbilaran, a city in the Philippines’ central region, is considered a gateway to popular tourist destinations with great potential to become an engine of inclusive economic growth.