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

At the IWA Water and Development Congress in December 2023, USAID’s WASH-FIN 2 activity co-convened a session on “Unlocking Climate Finance for Sanitation: The Role of Partnerships,” with the Kenya Water Sector Trust Fund.
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Hundreds of sector practitioners participated in the UN-Habitat’s 5th Congress of the Global Water Operators Partnership Alliance (GWOPA).
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USAID is helping catalyze climate finance by providing technical assistance to define and structure climate-resilient, sustainable WASH investments.
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