Learn about USAID’s commitment to a water-secure world in the 2022 - 2027 U.S. government Global Water StrategyRead More
USAID’s Vision for Water Security
Water and sanitation are essential to advance global health, prosperity, stability, and resilience. Reliable access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene saves lives, improves livelihoods, and makes communities more resilient. Investments in water resources management power economies, support agriculture, and safeguard ecosystems. Despite the challenges posed by global pandemics, increased conflict, and climate change, more people have access to safe drinking water and safely managed sanitation services than ever before.
USAID works every day with governments, other local stakeholders, and partners to accelerate progress toward universal water and sanitation access and a water-secure world.
In support of the White House Action Plan on Global Water Security and the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy, USAID programs across four strategic objectives:
Strengthen water and sanitation sector governance, finance, institutions, and markets(link is external)
Increase equitable access to safe, sustainable, and climate-resilient water and sanitation services and adoption of key hygiene behaviors (links are external)
Improve climate-resilient conservation and management of freshwater resources and associated ecosystems (link is external)
Anticipate and reduce conflict and fragility related to water (link is external)
As a result of U.S. Foreign Assistance, USAID has helped:
Read more about how USAID is achieving its development goals in the Global Water and Development Report of Water and Sanitation Activities and explore how USAID is delivering results around the world in an interactive map.
To better serve USAID partners, staff, and members of the broader water security and development community, the USAID Water Team supports GlobalWaters.org, an online knowledge-sharing platform for disseminating best practices, lessons learned, and the latest research from USAID’s water security, sanitation, hygiene, and water resources management programs.
On GlobalWaters.org (all links are external) users can find:
Information on USAID’s approach and programming in WASH and Water Resources Management
USAID’sWater and Development Technical Series provides guidance on important topics for developing and implementing water and sanitation activities
Resources including technical reports and toolkits, stories, events, and updates from USAID and partners
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