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Laying the Foundation for Sustainable Rural Water Improvements in Kenya



Under the terms of Kenya’s 2010 constitution, all of the country’s nearly 50 counties became responsible for providing water supply services to local residents. But that task has often not been an easy one in a country experiencing significant population growth and coping with the impacts of climate change, among other challenges. To help improve the quality and … Continue reading Laying the Foundation for Sustainable Rural Water Improvements in Kenya


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


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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


2015 Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) Knowledge Forum



In May 2015, more than 120 water stakeholders from 22 countries across Africa gathered in Uganda for a Knowledge Forum hosted by the USAID-implemented Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) program. The gathering allowed participants to share best practices and lessons learned for urban water sector reform. To listen to the podcast, click below.