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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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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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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Namibia

Traditional  tilling results in crops that are shorter and less abundant  (left) than those produced using conservation  agriculture methods (right), which include ripping and  furrowing the land, allowing it to retain more rainwater.

The next installment in the USAID Pounds of Prevention series (PDF) takes us to Namibia. Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention: Focus on Haiti

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This installment of USAID’s Pounds of Prevention series (PDF) takes us to Haiti where we are working to reduce the risks posed by floods in Port-au-Prince. Read more >>

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Access to Water Empowers Women in Morocco’s Middle Atlas

Increased access to water changes women and girls' lives in Morocco. Photo credit: USAID

By working directly with local partners, our assistance is amplified far beyond the water tap. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

USAID news highlights during week of November 4, 2013. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

Food distribution in Haiti. Photo credit:  Osterman

USAID news highlights during week of October 21, 2013. 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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Behind the Scenes: Interview with Andrew Hoell on Dryness Conditions in East Africa

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In this edition of our “Behind the Scenes” Interview blog series, we chat with Dr. Andrew Hoell on dryness conditions in East Africa and the impact of climate change on food and water security. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Innovating in Tanzania for Water Quality

This innovation - implemented by USAID's MEASURE Evaluation project and supported by LAUNCH - is a simple test that can measure water quality in the field without a lab.  Photo Credit:

This innovation – implemented by USAID’s MEASURE Evaluation project and supported by LAUNCH – is a simple test that can measure water quality in the field without a lab.

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