Clean Water

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What’s the future of clean water in India and the world?

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai partnered with the Smithsonian Institution and Care Earth Trust to educate the public on sustainable water management.
Illustration of hands under stream of water (State Dept./D. Thompson)

USAID makes hand-washing more accessible

Read on to find out how USAID is making hand-washing, a critical part of preventing the spread of COVID-19, more accessible in developing countries.
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How Maduro has destroyed life inside Venezuela

A report on living conditions in Venezuela details how widespread societal collapse has increased under Maduro's illegitimate regime since 2014.
Great blue heron wading through wetlands as sun rises in background (© Suzy Mast)

The U.S. protects wetlands large and small

Coastal and land-bound wetlands cover 5.5 percent of the United States. Learn more about how the U.S. federal and state governments protect them.
Four women filling plastic cans with water from hose (USAID)

Hydrologist Fadji Maina’s path from Niger to NASA

Fadji Maina made history as NASA's first Nigerien scientist. Learn how her childhood inspired her to become a hydrologist and what she's working on.
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U.S. helps counter COVID-19 outbreaks in Middle East and North Africa

The United States is giving tens of millions to help nations in the Middle East fight COVID-19. See how the U.S. is assisting people in war-torn Syria.
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4 ways the U.S. is saving lives inside Venezuela

Find out how the U.S. is working to ensure that ordinary Venezuelans have access to clean water, food, health care and other lifesaving services.
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U.S.-Mekong partnership reaches milestone [infographic]

Learn how the Lower Mekong Initiative, a multinational partnership among the U.S. and five countries, has improved lives over the past decade.
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Pompeo touts Lower Mekong Initiative

As a part of his trip to Asia, Secretary Pompeo renewed the U.S. commitment to an initiative that helps five countries along the Mekong River.