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What I Saw and Learned in Southeast Asia and Why I Left Inspired

Chelsea Clinton visits a Clinton Health Access Initiative project. Photo credit: Thu Van Dinh

Chelsea Clinton reflects on her travels across Southeast Asia, delivering clean water as part of Procter & Gamble’s Clinton Global Initiative commitment in Myanmar. Read more >>

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How the Future of Women & Girls is Tied to Water

Girl travels by camel in Mongolia Photo Credit: James Orlando

Almost 800 million people in the world today lack access to clean water. Africa and the Middle East are the most water scarce regions in the world. Three hundred million people in Sub-Saharan Africa live in water-scarce environments and every year the number of people under water stress grows larger and larger.

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Clean Hands Inc. – 5 Questions with Bear Valley Ventures

Youth in India. Photo Credit: Walter Gibson

Bear Valley Ventures, a grantee of USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program, is investigating how to radically improve hand hygiene habits in India, through product innovation. Bear Valley and partners created Clean Hands Inc (CHI) to develop new products for the urban poor that can be used by households with substandard or no sanitation and constrained access to water.

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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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Working Together to Feed the World and Protect the Planet

Farmers in Boti, a small community in the Eastern region of Ghana, take small tree seedlings to their farm to plant. The trees will provide soil stability, increase water quality, and provide a habitat for beekeeping. Photo credit: Kyndra Eide, Peace Corps

The first Earth Day celebration, 43 years ago, began a movement to create awareness about the need to protect the world’s natural resources so they can be enjoyed by generations to come. Read more >>

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Kazakhstan: Preserving Asia’s Bread Basket

Bread is the centerpiece of the Central Asian diet. Photo credit: USAID

Changes in the price and availability of wheat can have significant impacts on food security in the five Central Asian Republics and Afghanistan. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Pumping Water to Urban Nigeria

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USAID’s Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa project expands and improves water services to residents.

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In Tajikistan, Little Drops Make the River

School children in Khatlon enjoy their first taste of drinking water outside their school. Photo credit: USAID

Where one in six child deaths is related to waterborne diseases, USAID is helping communities build sustainable pipe networks.

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