Governance

Panel Discussion

Water @ Wilson: 50 Years of Water, Conflict, and Cooperation

On the occasion of the Wilson Center's 50th anniversary, its Environmental Change and Security Program and nine co-sponsoring programs convened experts on November 28 from government, the NGO sector, and academia for a comprehensive look at the first year of the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy and new research and practice on water, peace, and conflict.

Brief

USAID: SWA 2019 Commitments

Created in 2010, the Sanitation and Water for All Partnership (SWA) is a multi-stakeholder global platform to support member countries in achieving universal access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). SWA’s goal is to mobilize the full range of partner expertise to support national governments in achieving their targets for access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Consistent with the S enator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014 , the U.S.

Report

Mobilizing Additional Funds for Pro-Poor Water Services

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goal for universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water by 2030 requires utilities serving the poorest households to play critical roles. Yet these utilities are frequently unable to cover their current operational costs, much less expand access, through existing tariffs and transfers. New models and approaches are needed to identify new sources of sustainable subsidies for these utilities.

Training

GWSP Training: Financing the Water Sector

Financial viability of water service providers starts at the governance level. A well-governed and regulated water sector is the base for financially sustainable water utilities. When the right foundations are in place and when utilities are incentivized properly, they are encouraged to run their operations in a technical and financially sustainable manner. Therefore, technical, financial and regulatory aspects are interlinked.

Final Report

Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure): Final Report – Province of Basilan

USAID’s Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure) Project in the Philippines, awarded in July 2013, was a four-year activity that worked to promote good governance and build capacity for long-term water security, improve access to water and wastewater treatment services, and build more resilient communities. Be Secure focused on achieving two intermediate results:

Report

A Journey of Institutional Change: Extending Water Services to Nairobi’s Informal Settlements

This Topic Brief sets out the process of institutional change undergone by Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Company (NCWSC) to extend services to the informal settlements of Nairobi.

Beginning with the creation of an Informal Settlements Department (ISD) in 2009, the utility has implemented a set of structural reforms, strategies and service delivery approaches which have engendered significant progress towards citywide service provision, and which can be instructive for utilities facing similar challenges across sub-Saharan Africa.