clean water

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.
Illustration of a green Earth with workers putting its final piece in place (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Green Climate Fund will help local communities achieve sustainability

The Green Climate Fund will help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate change. The fund has already approved eight proposals.
Girl drinking water from pipe (AP Images)

Solar-powered water kiosks? In these rural villages, yes.

The reality is grim: worldwide, 780 million people — one out of every nine — lack access to clean water. Texas-born and Harvard-educated Anand Shah wanted a solution. After...