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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


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