Water and Development Alliance ( WADA )

The Water and Development Alliance (WADA) partners with companies, communities, and governments to address challenges and harness opportunities connected to water.

WADA’s enterprise-driven approach brings together business capabilities of the Coca-Cola system with USAID’s premier development expertise to create solutions that help develop thriving communities, grow stable economies, and strengthen resilient environments around the world.

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Partners

WADA leverages the expertise and core capabilities of USAID and Coca-Cola to advance progress towards the sustainable development goals. The Alliance engages key stakeholders at the local, national, and regional level to create ownership and ensure sustainability.

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USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. For more than 40 years, USAID has worked closely with governments, communities, and water sector experts to improve water supply and sanitation service delivery while supporting community-led sustainable management of water resources in developing countries.

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Coca-Cola is the world's leading total beverage company with operations in over 200 countries. Together with its bottling partners, Coca-Cola is committed to responsible water stewardship, community prosperity, and the empowerment of individuals across their global areas of operation. Through targeted investments and the deployment of its technical expertise, Coca-Cola creates shared value around the world.

Other Implementing Partners


  • ADDA (Action for Sustainable Development in Africa)
  • Aga Khan Foundation
  • Alliance to Save Energy
  • AMSS (Association Malienne pour la Survie au Sahel)
  • ARD, inc. (Associates in Rural Development)
  • Beta Construction Engineers
  • Betraco-Mesodi
  • CARE
  • Chemonics Egypt Consultants
  • Christian Children's Fund
  • CPTS (Centro de Promocion de Tecnologias Sostenibles)
  • Development Workshop
  • EJL Chimoio (Empreendimentos Hones Limitada)
  • FACE Africa (Fund a Child’s Education)
  • Family Health International
  • Florida International University
  • GFA Consulting Group
  • Global Communities
  • IRG (International Resources Group)
  • John Bunnik
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Millennium Water Alliance
  • Mvula Trust
  • Namibia Red Cross Society
  • ONG Jiji
  • Partners for Development
  • PROMETA (Protección del Medio Ambiente Tarija)
  • Research Triangle Institute

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Resources

WADA values knowledge sharing and thought leadership to advance the water sector by addressing challenging topics such as water quality, good governance, sound science and information, financial and ecological sustainability, and social and gender equity. Through a series of convenings, published case studies, online eLearning courses, webinars, and other dissemination, WADA will share program successes and lessons learned with the broader community of practitioners.

Webinar: Using Data to Accelerate Access to Water Services in West Africa
Webinar

The routine use of data in decision-making can dramatically improve the effectiveness of water service investments and accelerate progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals for water and sanitation. This webinar from the USAID-supported…
The Leak Squad: Caring for Water Resources in Madagascar
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Water and Sanitation for the Urban poor, through USAID's WADA Partnership with Coca-Cola.  is caring for water resources in Madagascar and improving access to clean water. Take a look at how the leak detection team at JIRAMA, the national water…
WADA – Tanzania: Entrepreneurship for Resilient Village Water Systems WADA – Tanzania: Entrepreneurship for Resilient Village Water Systems
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Sustainable Village Water Systems This project – a collaboration among USAID, Coca Cola, and a consortium of partners led by The Ohio State University – will provide safe water access to 70,000 rural Tanzanians through the installation of…
Madagascar's Urban Water Challenge (360 degree film)
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On the outskirts of Madagascar’s capital city, Antananarivo, getting enough water every day can be a difficult task. The national water utility JIRAMA is extending the water network out to people living in informal settlements, thanks to support…
The Ripple Effect Study illuminates the critical intersection between women and water, enabling a greater understanding of the pathways to empowerment. Photo credit: Thomas Henriksson/SIWI; Speaker: Eliza Lasale, WASH Entrepreneur, Young Water Solutions The Ripple Effect: Supporting Women’s Empowerment through Water
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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…

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Blog

Check out the blogs written by or about the WADA partnership.

The Ripple Effect Study illuminates the critical intersection between women and water, enabling a greater understanding of the pathways to empowerment. Photo credit: Thomas Henriksson/SIWI; Speaker: Eliza Lasale, WASH Entrepreneur, Young Water Solutions The Ripple Effect: Supporting Women’s Empowerment through Water
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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…
Women wash at a borehole installed with Water and Development Alliance (WADA) support of the WOFAN project. Photo credit: WADA/Nigeria Women’s Empowerment and the Continuing Impact of the Water and Development Alliance in Nigeria
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“I stumbled across one of my village women—pregnant, with loads of wood on her head, coming from the farm, some livestock—and I stopped to chat with her. And she told me the life of a woman is nothing more than being subservient to a man, give birth…

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In Egypt, the Water and Development Alliance (WADA) has supported water utilities and Governorate offices to reduce non-revenue water losses through leak and theft detection. Photo Credit: Water and Development Alliance (WADA) // Egypt