Unreliable water supply is a serious impediment to health and economic development. Across the globe, 400 million people rely on unreliable water systems, and 250 million of them live in India. Learn how one organization is working to help.
Tag archives for Water
Providing Clean Water to Families Fleeing Violence in Central Darfur
Mohammed and his family fled from village to village trying to escape ongoing violence in Sudan. Once settled in Ammar Jaded in Central Darfur, his family faced a new foe — dirty water that was making his children sick.
Water for the World: Making Every Gallon Count
The impact of water on all aspects of life is undeniable, especially for people living in extreme poverty. Learn how USAID’s efforts to save lives through sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene got a big boost this past year.
Water, Food and Extreme Poverty
USAID is harnessing the power of innovation to address one of the most pressing challenges in the developing world — securing water for food. Learn more about the most exciting ideas we’ve received!
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.
Growing More Food With Less Water
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 […]
Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Namibia
The next installment in the USAID Pounds of Prevention series (PDF) takes us to Namibia. Read more >>
Pounds of Prevention: Focus on Haiti
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 >>
Access to Water Empowers Women in Morocco’s Middle Atlas
By working directly with local partners, our assistance is amplified far beyond the water tap. Read more >>
USAID in the News
USAID news highlights during week of November 4, 2013. Read more >>