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Sustaining the world's rivers, lakes and aquifers cannot depend on science, technology and engineering alone. Engaging and empowering water users and decision-makers in efforts to enhance water security is essential. 


Including government stakeholders early in a water security improvement process is often the difference between success and failure. In SWP's work in Tanzania, the input of these officials has helped shape a plan to jointly manage the Mara River Basin with Kenya. 


While young women are the primary water collectors in many communities around the globe, they are often overlooked as potential water resource managers. Changing that dynamic promises to unlock a world of potential. 



The Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP) will co-host a panel discussion, "Hidden Forces: The Role of Water in Economic Prosperity," from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, September 30, at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. The session will explore the role of market-based solutions and private sector engagement in strengthening the management of water resources to meet the needs of communities, agriculture, industry and commerce, and ecosystem services. Learn more about the panel here or RSVP here.  

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Research finds that toughening the U.S. standard for arsenic in 2001 has led to fewer violations by the public systems that supply more than 80 percent of drinking water.

Science Daily | Groundwater studies can be tainted by 'survivor bias'
Bad wells tend to get excluded from studies on groundwater levels, a problem that could skew results everywhere monitoring is used to decide government polices and spending. 

The New Republic | The frightening spread of toxic algae
Climate change is accelerating the spread of lethal algal blooms in American waters, with devastating results for humans and animals alike.


World Bank | Water and Nutrition: A Framework for Action
Water sector investments across irrigation, water management and water supply and sanitation impact early child nutrition. Including nutritional considerations in the design of water operations could help. 

The Nature Conservancy | WELLSPRING: Source Water Resilience and Climate Adaptation
Recently developed approaches to cope with climate impacts will ensure that source waters can survive — and thrive — into the future. 

UNICEF | Water under fire volume 1: Emergencies, development and peace in fragile and conflict-affected contexts
A new report presents practical and evidence-based water and sanitation solutions that can be replicated and scaled up.
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