• U.S. Water Partnership

    Working together for a water secure world

  • Since 2012

    ~ $1 Billion

    Financial and In-Kind Resources Mobilized


    Government, Civil Society, and Private Sector Members


    Connecting the best of American expertise to solve global water challenges.

    Why Water?

    Water underpins thriving economies, resilient communities, healthy ecosystems, and national security. Despite this importance, water-based threats are pervasive around the world. Half of the world’s population will face water shortages by 2035, according to the UN, including roughly one billion people who will face absolute water scarcity, threatening economic development and human health. Rising demands from population growth, greater consumption, and agricultural production will outstrip water supplies, which will become less reliable in some regions from groundwater depletion and changing precipitation patterns. Climate change will only exacerbate these challenges.


    Simply put: water, in shortage or in excess, will be the greatest challenge the world faces over the next century.

    Elevating Water to National Importance

    The urgency to facilitate cooperation around freshwater resources and infrastructure will continue to increase as competition for water grows and climate change intensifies challenges around future water availability. Sustainable solutions will analyze and account for the water-energy-food nexus and will require engagement from all stakeholders.


    However, numerous challenges, including a lack of trust, often limit productive dialogue on water governance. To enhance the circumstances necessary for strengthening water security in water-stressed regions of the world - unprecedented public and private sector collaboration and leadership to harness the potential of American resources and ingenuity is needed.

    U.S. Water Partnership

    Our Mission

    U.S. Water Partnership's (USWP) mission is to unite and mobilize best of U.S. expertise, resources and ingenuity to address global water challenges, with a special focus on developing countries where needs are greatest – both at home and abroad.


    USWP serves as a single entry point to access the best of U.S. expertise, resources and ingenuity to address global water security challenges. Due to the breadth of its membership and large-scale participation from the U.S. government, the Partnership constitutes an unmatched catalytic platform that facilitates public-private sector collaboration.


    Our Goals

    • Improving the quantity, quality and accessibility of water, sanitation and hygiene - to promote better health
    • Advancing integrated water resources management - to conserve and restore watersheds, to curb pollution, to adapt to climate change and to reduce risk from floods and droughts
    • Increasing efficiency and productivity of water use - to boost agricultural, energy and industrial output and conserve water
    • Improving governance for economic, environmental and social sustainability through stronger public and private institutions, policies and processes - to strengthen institutional structures and systems and create resilient communities, nations and regions

    What We Do

    USWP has developed a model that harnesses the technical skills and capabilities of our partners to advance understanding of critical water issues and scale evidence-based solutions to solve these challenges around the world.


    The USWP platform offers:

    • Co-creation opportunities to facilitate a better understanding of challenges at the field level and aiding in the design/implementation of integrated, evidence based solutions
    • Intermediary support to identify co-investment opportunities between private and public programs
    • Coordinator/developer support to improve the enabling environment for project development by facilitating access to resources and execution tools
    • Communications channels for issue promotion, education and outreach
    • Information exchanges to drive thought leadership and capacity building
  • USWP in Action

    A catalytic platform to address water challenges

    Water Experts Program

    The Water Experts Program (WEP), a cooperative program between USWP and the U.S. Department of State, identifies and deploys American water experts to high-priority countries to help improve water security by providing expert advice to key host-country stakeholders through meetings, workshops, briefings, and assessments. Water Experts cover a wide range of issues, such as water and climate security, transboundary water cooperation, sanitation, water quality and efficiency, integrated management of surface and ground water, grey and green water infrastructure, and the water-energy-food nexus. Water Experts have engaged locally in such topics across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.


    Energizing the Network

    To date, USWP has convened over 1,600 practitioners, experts, and decisionmakers from diverse sectors through numerous events to address water issues. These convenings have fostered the exchange of information on emerging trends and challenges, sharing of best practices and innovative technologies, discussions on priority focal areas, and ultimately, cultivated working relationships for collaborative innovation around water issues.

    Stimulating individuals and organizations alike with scientific, technological, and operational insights, these events serve as a foundation for collaborative solutions to global water challenges. Such assemblies are the foundation of all USWP work and a core principle of the Partnership.

    Engaging the Leadership

    The robust partner network created by USWP coalesces critical data, technologies, pathways, and expertise into accessible resources for evidence-based decision making in pursuit of a water secure world. These tools provide leaders from U.S. government and non-government sectors with the means needed to elevate water as a priority and deploy integrated ‘whole of system’ and ‘whole of U.S.’ approaches to solving water challenges.

    By convening leaders from diverse sectors and engaging them to combine their unique organizational capacities toward shared priority goals, USWP has created a partner coalition moving decisively forward in advancing the priority of water.

    Catalyzing the Solutions

    A cross-sector approach is required to address the complex and interconnected nature of global water challenges. By combining unique partner inputs, priorities, and strengths, USWP provides the catalyst needed to spark innovative answers to water finance, service delivery, security, and policy issues.

    The USWP platform continues to play a critical vanguard role in generating evidence-based solution frameworks for water challenges that move our world closer to water security.


    H2infO provides a single entry point for access to quality U.S.-based, water-related resources that contribute to solutions for global water challenges. This web portal shares a broad range of resources developed by U.S. Water Partnership members that can be used by stakeholders around the world. H2infO serves as a virtual water resource librarian, directing users to the resources they need.

    H2infO provides users with:

    • Easy-to-find resources
    • Support on how to use resources
    • Accessibility where internet bandwidth is limited
    • Decision support tools

    Learn more about H2infO here or begin exploring H2infO.

  • Government

  • Private Sector

  • Civil Society


    The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright

    Honorary Co-Chair

    The Honorable General Colin Powell

    Honorary Co-Chair

    Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky

    Vice Chair

    Ambassador Rich Armitage

    Ambassador Harriet Babbitt

    Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield

    Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley

    Sherri Goodman

    Henry "Hank" Habicht

    The Honorable Katherine Hammack

    General Jim Jones

    The Honorable Maria Otero

    G. Ruffner Page, Jr.

    The Honorable William K. Reilly

    General Gordon R. Sullivan, USA Ret.

  • Resources

  • Webinars

    View our YouTube channel to learn more about the Partnership's capabilities in the water sector.

  • H2infO​

    A single entry point for access to quality U.S.-based water-related resources that contribute to solutions for global water challenges.

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  • Calendar of Events


    Implementing the U.S. Global Water Strategy: A First Year Review
    March 20, 2019 | Washington, DC
    In honor of World Water Day, join the Wilson Center in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Water Partnership in a discussion with those leading the efforts to implement the Global Water Strategy. Speakers and panelists will share where progress has been made, and where there are continued opportunities to support the Global Water Strategy’s objectives. Register now.


    Solving U.S. and Global Water Inequities: Sharing Solutions from Around the World
    March 21, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    Lack of clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is still a global crisis associated with excess deaths among children, high morbidity, and crippling development. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #6 is to provide access to clean water, adequate sanitation and hygiene for everyone by the year 2030. Access to WASH is a stated public policy goal of all nations, yet every single country still experiences WASH inequalities. The Global Water Alliance announces its 12th annual conference, in association with the Water Center at Penn and Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, with the theme of “finding solutions to water inequalities.” Register now.


    A Call to Action: Focused on Supporting Women Through Water Access

    March 21, 2019 | Washington, DC

    Hosted in partnership with Global Water Challenge, the Aspen Institute, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, this event will explore the critical intersection between water and women’s empowerment. Together, we will raise awareness around empowering women through clean water access, highlight innovative programs, inspire connections to enhance ongoing work, and identify new opportunities for collaboration. The event will feature leading speakers from government, business and civil society, including Chris Long, the NFL’s 2018 winner of the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Register now.


    The Small Communities Water Dialogue

    March 22, 2019 | Washington, DC

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, promoting the growth of free enterprise at the confluence of companies and communities, is convening the “first ever” Small Communities Water Dialogue. The event will bring together approximately 150 public and private sector leaders and practitioners in the community water space. Including member companies and state and local chambers to discuss how solutions to water challenges in small communities can catalyze business growth and innovation across rural America. Co-hosts include the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Water Partnership, the National Rural Water Association, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership, and the Columbia University Water Center. Register now.


    2018 Water Leaders Summit
    June 27-28, 2018 | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    The Water Leaders Summit 2018 is the Water Council's headline event for the local, national, and global water industry. Attendees come from all over the world to connect with a diverse group of water leaders including corporate leaders, innovators, and water technologists. Additionally, see the new sponsor levels available and add your name to the peace-sponsoring list to communicate your brand here.

    2018 AWRA Summer Conference: The Science, Management and Governance of Transboundary Groundwater

    July 9-11, 2018 | Fort Worth, Texas
    AWRA's 2018 Summer Conference will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about and engage in discussions on innovative approaches for identifying transboundary groundwater resources and the methods to develop sustainable governance and management agreements. The event will take place in Fort Worth, Texas on July 9-11. Please see here for registration information.

    One Water Summit 2018
    July 10-12, 2018 | Minneapolis, Minnesota
    The One Water Summit 2018 will bring together hundreds of water leaders from across the country at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis for thought-provoking conversations on how to achieve a sustainable water future for all. Registration is now open. To take advantage of the early bird rate, please register by April 15.

    2018 CUAHSI Biennial Colloquium
    July 29-August 1, 2018 | Shepherdstown, West Virginia
    The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) is hosting the 2018 CUAHSI Biennial Colloquium at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV, which takes place July 29 through August 1. The theme of this year’s meeting is Hydrologic Connections: Climate, Food, Energy, Environment, and Society, and will feature keynote lectures and sessions that highlight ongoing research in hydrologic science and provide perspectives on future challenges regarding the balance of these systems. The meeting will also include workshops, one of which highlights the use of CUAHSI Water Data Services. Keynote speakers will include Kristen Averyt (Desert Research Institute), Larry Band (University of Virginia), and George Hornberger (Vanderbilt University). CUAHSI encourages scientists and students to submit abstracts for the poster session at this year’s conference. Deadline to submit is May 1, 2018. For more information, including the Call for Posters, visit the meeting website. Registration is slated to open in April. For more information please contact commgr@cuahsi.org. Interested in more CUAHSI news and events? Sign up for CUAHSI’s newsletter here.

    Stockholm World Water Week 2018
    August 26-31, 2018 | Stockholm, Sweden
    Organized by SIWI, World Water Week is the annual focal point for water issues around the globe. In 2018, World Water Week will address the theme “Water, ecosystems and human development”. In 2017, over 3,300 individuals and around 380 convening organizations from 135 countries participated in the Week. Please see here for registration information. Super early bird rates are available through April 15.

    33rd Annual WateReuse Symposium
    September 9-12, 2018 | Austin, Texas
    WateReuse is now accepting abstracts for the 33rd Annual WateReuse Symposium in order to develop the best technical program. This program will bring together expertise, experience, and perspective of a broad spectrum of water industry leaders, including utility professionals, business entrepreneurs, consulting engineers, scientists, government officials, and community leaders

  • Join the Partnership

    We welcome inquiries from all academic, public, private, and bi-lateral sector organizations on joining our partnership.

    Please email Marc Dettmann at info@uswaterpartnership.org to learn more


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Privacy Policy
Effective date: June 19, 2018
U.S. Water Partnership ("us", "we", or "our") operates the http://www.uswaterpartnership.org website (the "Service").
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from http://www.uswaterpartnership.org
Service is the http://www.uswaterpartnership.org website operated by The U.S. Water Partnership
Personal Data
Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
Usage Data
Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your device (computer or mobile device).
Data Controller
Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed.
For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your Personal Data.
Data Processors (or Service Providers)
Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller.
We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
Data Subject (or User)
Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.
Information Collection and Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
Types of Data Collected
Personal Data
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
•	Email address
•	First name and last name
•	Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
•	Cookies and Usage Data
We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.
Usage Data
We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking Cookies Data
We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
•	Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
•	Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
•	Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
Use of Data
The U.S. Water Partnership uses the collected data for various purposes:
•	To provide and maintain our Service
•	To notify you about changes to our Service
•	To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
•	To provide customer support
•	To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
•	To monitor the usage of our Service
•	To detect, prevent and address technical issues
•	To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), The U.S. Water Partnership legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.
The U.S. Water Partnership may process your Personal Data because:
•	We need to perform a contract with you
•	You have given us permission to do so
•	The processing is in our legitimate interests and it's not overridden by your rights
•	For payment processing purposes
•	To comply with the law
Retention of Data
The U.S. Water Partnership will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.
The U.S. Water Partnership will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
Transfer of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.
Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.
The U.S. Water Partnership will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.
Disclosure of Data
Business Transaction
If The U.S. Water Partnership is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.
Disclosure for Law Enforcement
Under certain circumstances, The U.S. Water Partnership may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Legal Requirements
The U.S. Water Partnership may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
•	To comply with a legal obligation
•	To protect and defend the rights or property of The U.S. Water Partnership
•	To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
•	To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
•	To protect against legal liability
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
"Do Not Track" Signals Under California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
We do not support Do Not Track ("DNT"). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. The U.S. Water Partnership aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where The U.S. Water Partnership relied on your consent to process your personal information.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
Service Providers
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.
The payment processors we work with are:
PayPal or Braintree
Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
Links to Other Sites
Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Children's Privacy
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
Changes to This Privacy Policy
We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.
We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.
You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.
Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:
•	By email: info@uswaterpartnership.org