Foreign Assistance: Briefing on U.S. International Water-Related Assistance

July 28, 2014 · 0 comments

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.
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