Press Releases: Global Water Strategy To Create a More Water-Secure World
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Today the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development are releasing the U.S. government’s Global Water Strategy.
Globally, three in ten people lack safe drinking water in their homes, and six in ten people lack safe sanitation.
Water scarcity is forecasted to intensify in the years and decades ahead.
A predicted two-thirds of the world’s population will live in water-stressed conditions by 2025.
These challenges have the potential to spread disease, undermine economic development, exacerbate migration pressures, increase civil unrest, reduce trade and export opportunities, and prevent countries from advancing policies and programs important to the United States.
The Global Water Strategy envisions a water-secure world, where people and nations have the water they need to be healthy, prosperous, and resilient.
To advance the Strategy, the U.S. government will work with partner countries and key stakeholders to achieve four interrelated objectives: (1) increasing access to sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation services, and promoting hygiene; (2) protecting freshwater resources; (3) promoting cooperation on shared waters; and (4) strengthening water governance and financing.
For a copy of the U.S.
Global Water Strategy please visit: http://www.state.gov/e/oes/rls/rpts/globalwaterstrategy/index.htm and www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/water-and-sanitation/us-global-water-strategy.
For more information, contact Tory Peabody at PeabodyVW@state.gov.