U.S. Government
U.S. Government
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Technical Guidance

The 2022-2027 Global Water Strategy is the primary vehicle to operationalize the White House Global Water Security Action Plan launched by Vice President Kamala Harris on June 1, 2022, while building on and expanding the scope and ambition of the 2017-2022 Strategy. The U.S. government will work through four interconnected and mutually reinforcing strategic objectives: 

  • Strengthen sector governance, financing, institutions, and markets
  • Increase equitable access to safe, sustainable, and climate-resilient water and sanitation services, and the adoption of key hygiene behaviors
  • Improve climate-resilient conservation and management of freshwater resources and associated ecosystems
  • Anticipate and reduce conflict and fragility related to water

As part of the Global Water Strategy, USAID has also detailed how the Agency will implement the Strategy, providing a results framework, guidance on priorities and technical approaches, and new ambitious targets on water and sanitation access, finance, and strengthening institutions.

The Strategy also describes the targets USAID has set under the 2022-2027 Strategy. During the five-year implementation of the 2017-2022 Global Water Strategy, USAID exceeded its targets to provide 15 million people with access to safe drinking water and eight million people with access to sanitation services. Under the 2022-2027 Strategy, USAID has expanded its ambition and committed to reach an additional 22 million people with access to safe drinking water and 22 million people with access to sanitation over the next five years.