Water Strategy Launch


USAID Water & Development Strategy Launch

May 21, 2013

Kennedy Caucus Room, U.S. Senate

On May 21, Administrator Rajiv Shah released the U.S. Government’s first Water and Development Strategy, in an event with Senator Richard Durbin, Senator Chris Coons, Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Congressman Ted Poe. This Strategy elevates the importance and visibility of water as a development priority within the Agency and highlights its importance in meeting development imperatives to improve health and increase food security. This Strategy will address global water-related development needs by providing a clear understanding of USAID's approach to water programming, emphasizing how sustainable use of water is critical to saving lives. 

Videos from the launch are available below:

USAID Water & Development Video


Introduction by USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and USAID Global Water Coordinator Chris Holmes

Remarks by Senator Durbin

Remarks by Senator Coons

Development Innovation Ventures video

Remarks by Under Secretary Hormats

Remarks by USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah

Remarks by Congressman Blumenauer 

Remarks by Congressman Poe

DEV talks by Lisa Nash and Gemma Bulos, introduced by USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and John Oldfield, WASH Advocates

Video by Jars of Clay

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