Water Security

Interagency Story

Engaging Communities Through Landscape-Level Water Conservation in Jordan

The three main goals of WADI are to 1) establish soil and water conservation sites that serve as reference models for scaling watershed restoration techniques; 2) build shared ownership in practices that foster sustainable water conservation and land stewardship; 3) promote sustainable operation of high-quality native seedling nurseries. 

Water Currents

Water Currents: World Water Day 2020

World Water Day is held annually on March 22 to focus attention on the vital importance of water to safeguarding human security and maintaining the health of the planet's ecosystems. This year's theme, "Water and Climate Change," highlights the urgent importance of strengthening water security and establishing access to a sustainable water supply in the face of extreme weather events worldwide.

Global Waters Article

Can Mobile Tech Lower the Cost of Household Water in Rural Ethiopia?

The wait for water sometimes felt endless. “When the water point, pump, and generator faced difficulty, it took a long time to fix,” recalls Feleke Abera, a resident of Wita, a rural kebele (village) in south-central Ethiopia. “Sometimes it took up to three months.”

Global Waters Article

Creating a Roadmap for Sustainable Water Service Delivery in Haiti

When the 2010 earthquake hit Haiti, the country had just undertaken a massive reform of its water sector. The recovery from the initial disaster and subsequent cholera outbreak shifted the focus from structural reform to disaster response. An outpouring of international assistance helped Haiti dig itself out of these disasters and rebuild its infrastructure.

Global Waters Article

Social Media for Social Good: Raising Awareness of Jordan’s Water Crisis

Hanan Ahyad is a resident of Jordan’s capital and largest city Amman. She is a domestic customer of the local water utility company, Miyahuna, and has always been aware of her country’s limited water resources. However, she did not understand the extent of the water crisis and how she could help until she came across a mysterious and innovative water conservation campaign in the summer of 2019.

Webinar

Big Data for Water Security: Scalable Geospatiotemporal Data Integration & Systems

This series is part of the training sessions created by the partners of the Big Data Analytics and Transboundary Water Collaboration for Southern Africa. These partners include: USAID's Sustainable Water Partnership, the South African Department of Science and Innovation, the Groundwater Management Institute of the Southern African Development Community, the Water Research Commission of South Africa, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and IBM Research-Africa.