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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Overview

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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.

Real Impact: Senegal - The Water and Development Alliance
Real Impact
Despite infrastructure, policy, and economic reforms during the last two decades, rural Senegal continues to face grave obstacles to development, especially in water and sanitation. Although Senegal is on track to meet the Millennium Development…
Women and children enjoy new access to an improved piped water supply in Mozambique as a result of WADA’s first project in the country, implemented from 2007–2010. Photo Credit: Brent Stirton/Verbatim Agency A Decade of Improving Lives and Conserving Ecosystems
Photo Essay

A decade ago, The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) came together in a unique partnership to help address the world’s growing water and environmental challenges. From Africa to Asia…
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Fact Sheet
The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have created a unique partnership to address community water needs in developing countries around the world. In conjunction with local USAID Missions and Coca-…
The Water and Development Alliance
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The Water and Development Alliance (WADA) is a collaboration between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations and, managed by the Global Environment & Technology Foundation, to promote…
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Infographic describing the focus of the WADA alliance between USAID and Coca-Cola.
Harnessing Water Point Data to Improve Drinking Water Services Harnessing Water Point Data to Improve Drinking Water Services
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This White Paper from WASHNote and IRC Uganda builds on a) more than 30 cases from government, development partners and the private sector; b) the experiences of users of the Water Point Data Exchange; c) interviews with leaders in the…
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Fact Sheet

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted by governments aim to ensure everyone has the water and sanitation services they need, when they  need them (SDG 6). Evidence on the real state of basic and safely managed…
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Fact Sheet

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted by governments aim to ensure everyone has the water and sanitation services they need, when they need them (SDG 6).  Evidence on the real state of basic and safely managed…
Thumbnail of document cover Water Point Monitoring: Actionable Guidance for Donors and Investors
Fact Sheet

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted by governments aim to ensure everyone has the water and sanitation services they need, when they need them (SDG 6). Evidence on the real state of basic and safely managed services…
Thumbnail of document cover Water Point Monitoring: Actionable Guidance for Local Governments
Fact Sheet

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted by governments aim to ensure everyone has the water and sanitation services they need, when they need them (SDG 6). Evidence on the real state of basic and safely managed services…
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…
Water kiosks provide reliable and affordable water to low income residents who can’t afford household connections. Photo credit: Tsilavo Rapiera/WADA Photo Essay: Transforming Vulnerable Communities Through Water Access in Madagascar
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Madagascar is urbanizing at twice the rate as the rest of the world, with an estimated 4.5 percent urban growth rate and approximately one-third of the total population already living in urban areas. Every month, cities across Madagascar…
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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 …
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Fact Sheet

Providing insights into the ways access to water can empower women In 2018, the Water and Development Alliance (WADA) partnered with the global research experts at Ipsos to advance the understanding of the intersection between water access…
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Fact Sheet

There is a global connection between women and water. Yet little research exists that fully explores the impact of women’s access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) — especially through the lens of …
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…
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…
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…
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…
Staff of the Soran Water Directorate use ultrasonic flowmeters to measure the water flow through a main distribution pipe. Photo credit: WADA Tajdid Project Less is More: Reducing Water Loss to Improve Resilience in Iraq
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This blog originally appeared in Climatelinks. Originating in Turkey, the Tigris and Euphrates rivers traditionally have met the vast majority of Iraq’s water needs. The rivers are used to pump water into millions of homes and irrigate the historic…

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Blog

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

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
Blog

“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…
Water kiosks provide reliable and affordable water to low income residents who can’t afford household connections. Photo credit: Tsilavo Rapiera/WADA Photo Essay: Transforming Vulnerable Communities Through Water Access in Madagascar
Blog

Madagascar is urbanizing at twice the rate as the rest of the world, with an estimated 4.5 percent urban growth rate and approximately one-third of the total population already living in urban areas. Every month, cities across Madagascar…
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
Blog

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…
Staff of the Soran Water Directorate use ultrasonic flowmeters to measure the water flow through a main distribution pipe. Photo credit: WADA Tajdid Project Less is More: Reducing Water Loss to Improve Resilience in Iraq
Blog

This blog originally appeared in Climatelinks. Originating in Turkey, the Tigris and Euphrates rivers traditionally have met the vast majority of Iraq’s water needs. The rivers are used to pump water into millions of homes and irrigate the historic…

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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