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Christian Holmes

Christian Holmes was designated USAID's Global Water Coordinator in February 2011. He is the first USAID executive to serve in this position. Holmes is the senior representative within USAID responsible for advising the USAID Administrator on water matters and for coordinating the implementation of key water program and policy initiatives, including USAID’s water strategy.

Homepage: http://www.usaid.gov/who-we-are/organization/christian-holmes

World Water Day

Last week, millions of people globally celebrated World Water Day and one of life’s most basic requirements – water. A building block of life, water is also at the core of sustainable development and is linked to every major development challenge. The focus of this year’s World Water Day was the nexus between water and energy, underscoring the crosscutting nature of this issue.

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Meeting Water, Food and Health Needs in Kenya

On this World Water Day 2014, I am encouraged by how USAID’s water programs around the world contribute to integrated approaches that meet the objectives of the Agency’s Water and Development Strategy, as well as the Feed the Future and the Global Health Presidential Initiatives. During my recent work in Kenya with the USAID team […]

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Water: A Unifying Issue: USAID’s New Global Water Strategy

Chris Holmes serves as USAID’s Global Water Coordinator.

The goal of the USAID Water and Development Strategy is to save lives and improve development in a world where practically 800 million people are without adequate water.

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Water and International Cooperation

Chris Holmes serves as USAID’s Global Water Coordinator.

Only if we cooperate effectively, can we sustain the supplies of quality water necessary for human life. Read more >>

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8 Things Our Future Military Leaders Need to Know About Water Management

Chris Holmes with West Point cadets following the lecture on water management. Photo credit: USAID

One day, our future military leaders will be planning and implementing peace-keeping operations, and it is important for them to know how water management approaches can help foster stability, resilience and economic growth. Read more >>

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Partnering for Development in Water

Chris Holmes speaks to the water community of Colorado. Photo Credit: USAID.

Water availability, or lack thereof, is an issue familiar to Coloradans, and their state faces many of the same challenges that countries around the world face

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Notes from the World Water Week Conference

Note from World Water Week Conference on the critical role women play in securing access to WASH services- Christian Holmes, USAID Global Water Coordinator

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