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U.S. Water Partnership (USWP) builds water resilience in climate-vulnerable communities by facilitating multi-sector collaboration across a unique network of public, private, and civil society partners for sustainable solutions - at home and abroad.

USWP’s membership and U.S. government participation harness partner technology, insight and innovation to advance understanding of critical water issues and solve complex water security challenges - at scale.

Our Mission

U.S. Water Partnership unites, mobilizes, and shares the best of U.S. expertise, resources, and ingenuity to address global water challenges, building resilience where needs are greatest.

Our Goals

We share and support best practices, business models and technologies that ensure sustainable water management for people and the environment.

IMPROVE

IMPROVE

Quantity, quality and accessibility of water, sanitation, and hygiene to promote better health outcomes.

ADVANCE

ADVANCE

Integrated water resources management to conserve and restore watersheds, curb pollution, adapt to climate change and reduce risk from floods and droughts.

INCREASE

INCREASE

Water use efficiency and productivity to boost sustainable agricultural, energy and industrial output, conserve water and protect watersheds.

ENHANCE

ENHANCE

Governance for economic, environmental, and social sustainability through stronger public and private institutions, policies and processes.

The Climate Crisis is a Water Crisis

Water is the front line of climate change.
According to UN Water, increasing temperatures directly impact the water cycle - intensifying variable and extreme weather - leading to over 90% of disasters.

The Climate Crisis is a Water Crisis

Water is the front line of climate change.
According to UN Water, increasing temperatures directly impact the water cycle - intensifying variable and extreme weather - leading to over 90% of disasters.

Our future demands resilience

Achieving effective community adaptation systems for healthy watersheds and well-functioning water services is essential to reduce vulnerability and ensure future availability.

Building resilience through integrated water resource management is critical to mitigating destabilizing climate change impacts.

Collaborating with other countries and multi-sector partners to build capacity is fundamental to building a water-secure world.

Recent Activities

Our Water Smart Engagements (WiSE) water utility program has expanded to five utility pairs - reinforcing U.S.-ASEAN ties through water security advancement.

After a year of virtual interaction across multiple time zones, a five-person delegation from Johor, Malaysia’s Permodalan Dalan Ta’zim (PDT) and their partners from DC Water networked at the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in Chicago.

Two days of PDT and DC Water best practice sharing on resilience, equity, water reuse, digitization and advanced wastewater treatment included a site visit to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant.