Clean Water

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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.
People collecting water from a leaking pipe (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Venezuela’s water crisis threatens public health

Lack of safe drinking water is accelerating the crisis in Venezuela, as illnesses transmitted by contaminated water are on the rise.
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5 ways the U.S. is responding to Cyclone Idai

Learn how the U.S. is helping Mozambique recover from Tropical Cyclone Idai ,  the worst natural disaster to hit southern Africa in two decades.
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Special Representative Hook’s message to Iran on water management [video]

In this video, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook presents some of the devastating effects of Iran's mismanagement of water resources.
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World Water Day focuses on access to clean water and sanitation...

March 22 is World Water Day. Watch this video to learn more and see the progress communities are making toward access to clean water and sanitation.
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What is causing Iran’s water crisis? [video]

Iranians are running out of water in cities, towns and farms all across the country due to badly managed water resource policies and government corruption.
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America helps Mongolian capital quench its thirst

A U.S.-funded project aims to avert the water crisis in Ulaanbaatar and make Mongolia a model for recycling wastewater.
A woman and boy walking across dry riverbed (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

Iran arrests scientists trying to solve water crisis

Water shortages caused by drought in Iran are further compounded by failed government policies and corruption. As the crisis worsens, Iran's security forces are arresting scientists trying to help.
Woman walking down a flooded village street (© Jes Aznar/Getty Images)

U.S. assists flood victims after Laos dam collapse

The U.S. is working with the United Nations Children's Fund in Laos to provide flood victims in Attapeu Province with access to clean water and basic hygiene supplies.