Through virtual and in-person engagements, the program works to improve ASEAN cities water supplies impacted by increasing urban, industrial, and agricultural water use and water-related climate change impacts.
By matching Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Smart Cities with U.S. urban water and sewerage utilities, WiSE supports surface and groundwater resource management and the sanitation of domestic and industrial wastewater.
To date, WiSE has created five bilateral partnerships that help to build capacity, strengthen communication and share innovative and cutting-edge technologies.
The Water Experts Program provides a range of integrated water resources management services to build climate resilience and improve the water-energy-food nexus – including:
USWP members can participate in reverse trade missions , meet with foreign water leaders through the International Visitor Programs, and host or engage with Water Environment Federation LIFT SEE IT awardees.
With the Wilson Center, U.S. Water Partnership co-chairs the Global Water Security Coalition (GWSC) – an international network that identifies and shares innovative approaches to elevate water security as a cross-cutting issue.
Based on the premise that water insecurity threatens global, national, and human security, GWSC focuses on moving information to implementation by:
Since 2018, the Coalition has held a series of high impact forums
The fashion industry, one of the world’s largest water users and polluters, can make sustainability leaps with the leadership of its majority female workforce and consumer base.
By advancing and highlighting women’s agency across the fashion value chain, the Women for Water Sustainable Fashion platform enables the exchange of knowledge, tools and best practices to change the course of the sector’s water sustainability.
USWP co-hosted five high-profile roundtables to develop water sustainable fashion value chains.
By assessing arid land use and hydrogeologic conditions on a 250-acre working ranch, and through best-practice water and land management partnerships, the effort will enable a quantifiable understanding of economic groundwater and biodiversity benefits — helping to increase:
The five-year project will lead to the development of an international arid lands water management institute to inform desert and dryland restoration.
The objective of GROWS is to improve water services to reduce extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. The program identifies and shares innovative governance and private sector-derived model with support from USAID Democracy and Governance (DG) mission officers.
GROWS focuses on rural water services to explore links between good governance and private sector engagement leveraging the critical role water plays in community health and economic development.
The WFX model identifies financial solutions that enable communities of any size to develop sustainable and safe drinking water and wastewater systems. By partnering with communities, WFX eliminates financing hurdles and connects communities to expertise and resources.
WFX’s goal is to help build replicable and scalable community solutions by: