clean water

Three people planting in garden (USAID)

Meet a woman scientist helping the environment

The November 28–30 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India will shine a spotlight on women entrepreneurs like Sasha Kramer who are changing lives.
Man walking with bag of dates (Alaa Badarneh for USAID)

With water projects in West Bank and Gaza, U.S. cultivates hope

The U.S. is connecting Palestinians to water treatment systems that keep people safe and promote jobs. The possibility for peace is growing in the process.
Boy sitting in one of three chairs while others swim in Dead Sea (© AP Images)

U.S. brokers water pact between Israel and the Palestinian Authority

Israel will sell freshwater to Gaza and the West Bank as part of a recent agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Person in safety gear between floor-to-ceiling racks of pipes (© AP Images)

Israeli technology helps quench California’s thirst for water

California, the most populous state in the U.S., has pulled out from a historic drought thanks to help from Israel's water technology.
Mr. Trash Wheel in water (Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore)

Meet Mr. Trash Wheel, hero of Baltimore harbor

A water wheel in Baltimore, named "Mr. Trash Wheel" by residents, is churning up ideas for cleaning coastal cities around the world.
Girl holding two cups of water, one clean, one dirty (P&G)

Science and business are opening the spigot to clean water [video]

This World Water Day, nearly 750 million people lack access to clean drinking water. Scientists and businesses are doing something about it.
Sunset over lake (USAID)

Clean water, better lives

When you think about how to build a better world, think about providing clean water to about 663 million people worldwide who don’t have it.
Aerial view of large industrial operation in mountainous land (© Cerro Verde/Lance Lundstrom)

This Peruvian mine produces clean water for Arequipa

The Cerro Verde copper mine built a wastewater treatment plant for Arequipa, Peru, solving the town's clean water needs as well as its own.
Illustration of man hammering water tap into cloud (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Harvest rainwater, help the environment

A Mexican group, Isla Urbana, is collecting and cleaning rainwater for households, schools and health clinics, and changing lives.