Governance

Conference

Water and WASH Futures 2021: Achieving SDG 6 in a Changing Climate, February 22-26, 2021 | Brisbane, Australia

Global development professionals and communities are working hard towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, but climate change is highlighting the critical need for water, sanitation and hygiene and water resource management professionals to work together. Join the International Water Centre to forge integrated approaches to achieving SDG 6 in a changing climate, to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Key themes of this conference include:

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USAID Water and Sanitation Project

The USAID Water and Sanitation (WASH) project works to build the capacity and increase the number of people with access to basic drinking water services. The WASH project targets 5 cholera-prone communes in Haiti (Cap-Haitien, Croix-des-Bouquets, Mirebalais, Jeremie and Les Cayes) and recognizes that the rapid pace of urbanization requires increasing attention to urban services and utilities, particularly in dense peri-urban settlements, secondary cities and towns, which are often served by informal providers that are introduced in the video.

Announcement

Rural Water Supply Network Series 2020

RWSN Webinar Series: Human Right to Water - Achievable by 2030?

This series of webinars will focus on “Human Right to Water - Achievable by 2030?” and will run every Tuesday from April 14th, 2020 until June 23rd, 2020, in English, French and Spanish.

Interagency Story

Drawing on U.S. Government and Civil Service Expertise to Improve Water Resources Management Practices

Did you know that the U.S. Department of State engages with countries around the world on key water issues through AWEP?  Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s International Technical Assistance Program, U.S.–based water experts deploy all over the world for short-term consultancies, training programs, and public diplomacy missions. AWEP helps countries improve their water resources management practices and serves as an avenue for U.S. embassies and consulates to engage diplomatically on the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy.

Interagency Story

Reclamation Provides Dam Safety and Emergency Management Training to Brazil

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Brazilian National Water Agency (ANA) since 2016, providing training and technical assistance for water resources management. Reclamation provides technical support abroad to enhance its international reputation and cement its standing as a source of expertise in dam engineering and dam safety programs. In the summer of 2019, Reclamation employees traveled to Brasília, Brazil, to conduct two high-priority trainings with ANA. This program supports the objectives of the U.S.

Interagency Story

Using Policy Reform to Build Capacity in Sierra Leone’s Water Sector

Countries that face challenges with water quality, quantity, and accessibility cannot begin to address these issues without effective governance frameworks. Governance is also an issue in other sectors that water production depends on and is essential for, such as the electricity sector. In 2015, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Sierra Leone began a $44.4 million partnership to implement policy reforms, build institutional capacity, and improve governance in the water and electricity sectors of the country, with a focus on the capital city of Freetown.