Over the last five years, the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP) has supported USAID in advancing global water security through thought leadership, innovation and action. SWP was implemented by Winrock International and its partners Tetra Tech, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Resources Institute (WRI), the CEO Water Mandate, and mWater. Using its Water Security Improvement Process, SWP worked with local stakeholders, partners, and USAID Missions to assess water risks and implement targeted activities to improve water security and increase resilience to water risks. SWP’s activities were implemented in Nepal, Southern Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Cambodia, Pakistan, Niger and Burkina Faso.
To mark the project’s conclusion, SWP held an online closeout event on September 8th from 9:00 am to 11:30 am EST. During this event, SWP staff and partners reflected on the efforts to enhance water security, strengthen water management, improve public health and livelihoods, alleviate poverty, and encourage economic growth. The webinar included a presentation of SWP’s main achievements, lessons learned from field activities, and an expert panel discussion around the next steps for water security.