Foreign Assistance: Briefing on U.S. International Water-Related Assistance, 2014. Government Accounting Office.
- 1. Funding: How have U.S. agencies distributed funding for international water-related assistance, and to what extent have the agencies complied with congressional spending requirements?
- 2. Agency roles: What are the roles and responsibilities of U.S. agencies providing international water-related assistance?
- 3. Staffing: How are U.S. agencies staffed to provide international water-related assistance?
- 4. Coordination: How do U.S. agencies coordinate and collaborate on international water-related programs?
U.S. agencies provide international water-related assistance in four sectors:
- Water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) includes access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation services, and adoption of key hygiene behaviors.
- Water resources management (WRM) includes natural resources management and protection of watersheds and ecosystems.
- Water productivity (WP) includes management of water for agriculture, energy, and industry.
- Disaster risk reduction (DRR) includes activities intended to reduce vulnerability to disasters and increase capacity to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster shocks.