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Growing More Food With Less Water

A farmer in Iraq grows healthy crops by using innovative irrigation techniques.

When you sit down to your next meal, take a look at your plate.  How much water do you see? The obvious answer might be “little” or “none”.  But the surprising truth is you are likely consuming thousands of liters of water every time you sit down for a quick bite. Estimates suggest the average […]

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Empowering Mothers to Save Lives

Children benefit from handwashing. Photo credit: Lifebuoy

Lifebuoy joined forces with USAID and its Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) to raise awareness of the link between newborn survival and handwashing with soap. Read more >>

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Smarter, Healthier, Wealthier – Helping Rural Cambodians Live Better Lives

School kids in Kampong Thom learn about the importance of sanitation and have access to clean water at school through USAID’s support. Photo: USAID/Michael Gebremedhin

Agriculture is of huge importance to Cambodia and USAID’s support is helping farmers become more successful by introducing new techniques. Read more >>

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Curbing Open Defecation in Liberia to Save Children Under Five

WASH program beneficiary. Photo Credit: Bendu Doman-Nimley/USAID

USAID is working to to change sanitation practices in Liberia so the country can become defecation-free. Read more >>

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Partnering to Control and Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola

Personnel distribute USAID hygiene kits at a Cholera Treatment Center in Verrettes in the Artibonite department of Haiti. Photo by Kendra Helmer/USAID

Today, USAID became an official member of the Coalition on Water and Sanitation for the Elimination of Cholera in Hispaniola. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

Children in Sindh, Pakistan, play at a water pump. Photo credit: Georgetown Public Policy Review

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of June 17, 2013. Read more >>

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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. Read more >>

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USAID Launches its First Global Water Strategy

Access to safe & clean water saves lives & is vital to a productive future for every man, woman, & child. Photo Credit: USAID

This week, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, along with Senator Richard Durbin, Senator Chris Coons, Representative Earl Blumenauer and Representative Ted Poe, launched the first USAID global water strategy in the Agency’s history.

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Video of the Week: Clean Kumasi: Digital Tools to Transform Urban Waste Management

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This video shows the IDEO.org and WSUP teams in action, and the lessons learned from rural community-led total sanitation efforts. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: USAID Launches Water Strategy

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The U.S. Government’s first Water and Development strategy has health and food security as priorities, highlighting the critical role of water in saving lives. Read more >>

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