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Water from a Stone: Jordanians Stretch Meager Resources to Sustain Syrian Refugees

Girls in Jerash pose in front of their school’s storage tank that is painted to look like an aquarium. Photo credit: Alysia Mueller

USAID and partners are helping refugees from Syria meet their water needs. Read more >>

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A New Life for Goma’s Water System

Siya Marguerite's children. Photo credit: Mercy Corps

Overhaul of dilapidated infrastructure means a lasting source of water comes to hundreds of thousands of DRC’s most vulnerable. Read more >>

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FrontLines Releases March/April 2013 Issue

Three young boys look to be having some fun while they use a public standpipe in Bauchi town, Nigeria. This is one of the sites where town residents retrieve water since few have water taps at their homes. In December 2011, USAID’s Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa project signed an agreement with town officials to help them expand and improve services to residents. Demand for water in urban areas like Bauchi exceeds 200,000 cubic meters per day—nearly four times the volume the town's water utility is currently able to pump to its customers. Photo credit: Emily Mutai, SUWASA

Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines to learn how the Agency is working to provide safe water to the millions who live without this vital resource Read more >>

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Water Projects as part of the Middle East Regional Cooperation Program (Part 4)

A Moroccan farmer makes use of a USAID SMS advisory service to plan irrigation for his crops. Photo credit: USAID

USAID’s Middle East Regional Cooperation Program brings together Arab and Israeli scientists and students to create and share solutions to regional development challenges like water while promoting a peaceful exchange between neighbors. Read more >>

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USAID in the Middle East: using data to improve regional water management (Part 3)

In Egypt, a team using USAID’s Program Management Information System (PRISM) to monitor the status of 3,000 water and wastewater construction projects around the country validates system data with a site visit. Photo credit: USAID

USAID has supported Egypt’s water sector – including its water and wastewater utilities – for more than three decades. Read more >>

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USAID in the Middle East: Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Part 2)

A map of cultivation areas made by the FEWS NET famine early warning project helps decision makers adapt to and mitigate climate change.

In the 1980s, USAID created the Famine Early Warning Systems Network to monitor and predict developments that affect food security in the Middle East and other areas. Read more >>

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Greener Pastures in Crimea’s Future

USAID will utilize the existing Soviet-era pump facility (background) in Pervimaysky to irrigate farm fields for a rural community of 300 persons. Photo credit: Jason Gilpin, USAID

USAID is successfully demonstrating that with transparent planning, modest investment and strong community support, infrastructure improvements can be made to bring reliable water service to residents in small communities in Crimea. Read more >>

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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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USAID in the Middle East: Using Data to Improve Regional Water Management (Part 1)

irrigation map small

Few places are drier than the Middle East and North Africa. Host to 5 percent of the world’s population, the region has only 1 percent of the world’s renewable fresh water.

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Photo of the Week: Celebrating World Water Day

This week, USAID celebrates World Water Day. Read more >>

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