Category Archives: Global Waters Radio

Strengthening Water Security to Improve Economic and Environmental Sustainability



Did you know that more than 2 billion people—or nearly one out of every four people on the planet—deal with high water stress in their lives, according to the U.N.? The impacts on everyday life are considerable. Water insecurity weakens public health, slows economic growth, and too often diminishes young people’s academic and economic potential. … Continue reading Strengthening Water Security to Improve Economic and Environmental Sustainability


How Improved Financing Enhances Water and Sanitation Service Delivery



Pipes, treatment plants, and other infrastructure are key pieces of any well-functioning water supply system. But good governance and, the topic of today’s podcast—financing—are just as important as infrastructure to guarantee the successful delivery of water and sanitation services. The World Bank estimates that $114 billion per year of capital investment will be required to … Continue reading How Improved Financing Enhances Water and Sanitation Service Delivery


Desluding in Makassar, Indonesia. Photo credit: USAID/Indonesia IUWASH

Rolf Luyendijk and Portia Persley on Tackling the Global Sanitation Crisis



Sanitation is one of the world’s most pressing public health challenges. Three out of every five people on the planet, or about 4.5 billion people, face every day without access to safely managed sanitation, while more than 890 million still practice open defecation. With such a daunting level of unmet need for improved sanitation facilities … Continue reading Rolf Luyendijk and Portia Persley on Tackling the Global Sanitation Crisis


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Canisius Kanangire and Richard Rapier on Strategic Planning for Africa’s Water and Sanitation Sectors



The latest podcast from Global Waters Radio features a conversation with both Dr. Canisius Kanangire, Executive Secretary of the African Ministers’ Council on Water, and Richard Rapier, Chief of Party for the USAID-supported Water for Africa through Leadership and Institutional Support program. Dr. Kanangire has served as Executive Secretary of the African Ministers’ Council on Water, better … Continue reading Canisius Kanangire and Richard Rapier on Strategic Planning for Africa’s Water and Sanitation Sectors


Sylvia Cabus on Gender Mainstreaming in Water and Sanitation Programming



Sylvia Cabus serves as Senior Gender Advisor for USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. In this podcast, Sylvia speaks with Global Waters Radio about some of the many ways the Agency integrates gender into its water, sanitation, and hygiene programming, and talks about how gender mainstreaming contributes to improved livelihood opportunities for women, better educational access … Continue reading Sylvia Cabus on Gender Mainstreaming in Water and Sanitation Programming


Jim Peters on Water Improvements in Kenya and the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy



Jim Peters serves as Deputy Assistant Administrator and Acting Global Water Coordinator in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3). Jim’s career with the Agency has spanned more than 20 years, and prior to his current role with USAID, he served as Deputy Mission Director for USAID/Pakistan. In this podcast, Jim speaks with Global Waters … Continue reading Jim Peters on Water Improvements in Kenya and the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy