Capacity Building

Activity

Securing Mountain Waters and Livelihoods

Project focused on creating sustainable synergies and partnerships between 3 sectors: the academic institutions that produce the climate, ecosystem and economic information that is used to successfully respond to climate change, the regional and local governments that mobilize public investment for climate change adaptation and mountain communities who manage natural resources and water systems, putting local actions into place that reduce climate change risks.

Activity

Partnering for Adaptation and Resilience

Climate change has negatively impacted water resources and ecosystems in many parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. In Peru and Colombia, rising temperatures and extreme hydrologic events such as prolonged drought and heavy flooding put livelihoods in downstream communities at risk.

Activity

SERVIR Amazonia

The purpose of the “SERVIR Amazonia” Activity is to reduce negative impacts of large-scale infrastructure, extractives activities, and climate change on Amazon forests and waters through increased use of geospatial information for improved planning and decision-making.

Evaluation

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

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: West Bank/Gaza Water Resources and Infrastructure Program

From 1994 to 2018, USAID was one of the largest donors in the infrastructure sector in the West Bank and Gaza. Projects include the construction and rehabilitation of roads, clinics, schools, community facilities, water systems, distribution networks, and sanitation systems. USAID is strengthening the Palestinian Water Authority’s capacity to better operate and maintain its water system by improving infrastructure, as well as providing training and hands-on technical assistance.

Report

Engaging the Private Sector in Green Infrastructure Development and Financing: A Pathway Toward Building Urban Climate Resilience

Through case study analyses, this report provides recommendations for steps that city officials and the donor community can take to engage private sector partners in green infrastructure development and financing in developing countries. This report is intended to be a complementary resource to USAID’s Green Infrastructure Resource Guide (2017), which provides development practitioners involved in the planning and development of green infrastructure with an in depth understanding of their design and benefits.

 

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.