Recognizing the interconnected, multi-sectoral, cross-cutting, and complex dimensions of water-related issues and risks, the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP) takes a holistic view of water issues, by emphasizing the importance of engaging USAID Bureaus, Mission field staff, and local stakeholders across many sectors – including water, climate change adaptation, biodiversity, agriculture and food security, energy, health, and economic growth – to assess, plan, and implement actions that address water-related risks at varying scales.
The SWP Leader Award is a global activity that focuses on directly providing the expertise of the SWP team for mission support with strategy and program planning, scientific and technical assistance, capacity-building, and program implementation; for designing and implementing a limited number of field-based pilot activities; for developing and formalizing partnership arrangements with contributing organizations; and for developing and refining tools and methodologies, providing thought leadership and testing innovative approaches, and initiating a program of knowledge management, collaborative learning, and communication on best practices, lessons learned, tools, and other resources.
Winrock International is working with four partners with specialized technical expertise: Tetra Tech, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI), and the World Resources Institute (WRI). In addition, we have two resource partners in the CEO Water Mandate and the mWater Foundation.
For achieving greater water security, SWP will work toward the following results:
The USAID Sustainable Water Partnership Leader Award is administered by the USAID Bureau for Economic
Growth, Education, and Environment (E3). Future Associate Awards are administered by the USAID Mission issuing
the Associate Award.
Associate Awards will use the following type of implementation methods to further water security:
USAID SWP is implemented by a consortium led by Winrock International that brings decades of proven water resource management expertise across the globe, extensive geographic reach, and a large network of partners and experts specializing in various aspects of SWP. The specialized expertise of our core partners (Tetra Tech, IUCN, SEI, and WRI) is complemented by resource partners, which includes the CEO Water Mandate and the mWater Foundation.
Water and Sanitation Advisor, USAID Office of Water
Water Advisor, USAID Office of Water
SWP Program Director