Water and Sanitation

Water solutions are climate solutions. Improved water resources management is a multisectoral challenge and one of the most cost-effective ways to adapt to climate change. Inclusive access to safely managed water and sanitation services and consistent application of hygiene behaviors are fundamental to household and community resilience to climate change. Water security is also critical for a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions future. Aligned with the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy, USAID through USAID's Climate Strategy is helping partner countries build climate-resilient water supplies and water and sanitation services that sustainably deliver benefits, quickly restore services in the face of climate shocks and stressors, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

Global Waters: Climate Action
USAID PREPAREs for Climate Resilience
Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Ethiopia

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Global Water Strategy Indicator Handbook

The USAID Water Efficiency and Conservation Activity empowers young leaders to use their innovative solutions and unwavering dedication to tackle the pressing challenge of water scarcity.
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If their time at the UN 2023 Water Conference taught them anything, it is that they are up to the challenge, and with the support of USAID Morocco and other locally led initiatives, so much is possible.
The USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity is helping youth spark the uptake of innovative practices to increase water security and climate change adaptation.
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