Millennium Water Alliance Awarded New USAID STAWI Program in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, January 10, 2024 – Advancing the goal of practical and scaled localization in the WASH sector, the Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) is excited to announce its award of the Sustainable Transformational and Accessible Water Interventions (STAWI) program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).The five-year initiative, called STAWI Mashinani (“at the…

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Pioneering Sustainable Water Solutions with Carbon Credit Financing in Drought-Stricken Northern Kenya (DRIP-FUNDI)

Climate change driven drought and challenges in maintaining emergency groundwater supplies have led to millions of people living in the arid regions of Kenya lacking safe, reliable and affordable water throughout the year. Typically, responses to drought have been reactive. Kenyan government support and international emergency assistance are dispatched once the emergency happens in a…

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Fostering Collaboration and Advancing Knowledge at the UNC Water and Health Conference 2023

A Showcase of Millennium Water Alliance Members’ Contributions The annual UNC Water and Health Conference is a cornerstone event for the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sector, bringing together the best minds, seasoned practitioners, and ardent advocates to share insights, discuss challenges, and propose solutions for global water and sanitation issues. This year, the Millennium…

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MWA Members Mobilize to Aid Earthquake Victims in Morocco

WASHINGTON, DC – In light of the tragic earthquake that struck Morocco on September 8, 2023, the Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) extends its deepest sympathies and solidarity to all those affected by this catastrophe. We wish to acknowledge the dedicated efforts of our member organizations, CARE, Water Mission, and CAWST, who are actively involved in…

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Using WPdx for Decision-Making in Water Point Implementation in Ethiopia

Contributed by Selamawit Tiruneh, Mussie Tezazu, and Tamene Chaka with the Millennium Water Alliance The Water Point Data Exchange (WPdx) platform offers a range of decision support tools that empower users to make informed decisions regarding water point implementation. These tools provide valuable insights and recommendations based on water point data available on the WPdx…

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The case for a Private Instance of WPdx in Ethiopia

Contributed by Selamawit Tiruneh, Mussie Tezazu, and Tamene Chaka with the Millennium Water Alliance Ethiopia, with a population of 112 million people, faces significant challenges in providing adequate and sustainable water services, particularly in rural areas. According to a 2020 Joint Monitoring Program report, only 5% of rural areas have access to safely managed water…

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Private Sector Participation in the Water and Rangeland Markets in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALS)

The private sector has a critical role in ending extreme poverty and realizing sustainable development, specifically through job creation, technology development, and investments. Indeed, the private sector creates an estimated 90% of all jobs in developing countries. Further, the private sector typically accounts for 60% of gross domestic product and 80% of total international capital…

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Validating the Impact: A Field Visit Assessment of WPdx Rural Decision Support Tools in Ethiopia

This blog is cross-posted on the WPdx website at this link: Validating the Impact: A Field Visit Assessment of WPdx Rural Decision Support Tools in Ethiopia – WPdx (waterpointdata.org) The water management landscape in Ethiopia has faced numerous challenges, particularly in terms of collecting, organizing, and efficiently utilizing water point data. The Water Point Data…

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