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Latest Episodes

Laying the Foundation for Sustainable Rural Water Improvements in Kenya
September 25, 2019

Under the terms of Kenya’s 2010 constitution, all of the country’s nearly 50 counties became responsible for providing water supply services to local residents. But that task has often not been an easy one in a country experiencing significant populati...

Strengthening Water Security to Improve Economic and Environmental Sustainability
May 22, 2019

Did you know that more than 2 billion people—or nearly one out of every four people on the planet—deal with high water stress in their lives, according to the U.N.? The impacts on everyday life are considerable. Water insecurity weakens public health,

How Improved Financing Enhances Water and Sanitation Service Delivery
March 18, 2019

Pipes, treatment plants, and other infrastructure are key pieces of any well-functioning water supply system. But good governance and, the topic of today’s podcast—financing—are just as important as infrastructure to guarantee the successful delivery o...

Rolf Luyendijk and Portia Persley on Tackling the Global Sanitation Crisis
November 14, 2018

Sanitation is one of the world’s most pressing public health challenges. Three out of every five people on the planet, or about 4.5 billion people, face every day without access to safely managed sanitation,

Canisius Kanangire and Richard Rapier on Strategic Planning for Africa’s Water and Sanitation Sectors
September 26, 2018

The latest podcast from Global Waters Radio features a conversation with both Dr. Canisius Kanangire, Executive Secretary of the African Ministers’ Council on Water, and Richard Rapier, Chief of Party for the USAID-supported Water for Africa through Le...

Sylvia Cabus on Gender Mainstreaming in Water and Sanitation Programming
August 24, 2018

Sylvia Cabus serves as Senior Gender Advisor for USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. In this podcast, Sylvia speaks with Global Waters Radio about some of the many ways the Agency integrates gender into its water, sanitation,

Sylvia Cabus on Gender Mainstreaming in Water and Sanitation Programming
August 22, 2018

Sylvia Cabus serves as Senior Gender Advisor for USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. In this podcast, Sylvia speaks with Global Waters Radio about some of the many ways the Agency integrates gender into its water, sanitation,

Jim Peters on Water Improvements in Kenya and the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy
March 16, 2018

Jim Peters serves as Deputy Assistant Administrator and Acting Global Water Coordinator in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3). Jim’s career with the Agency has spanned more than 20 years,

Jacky Ralaiarivony on Water and Sanitation in Madagascar
January 23, 2018

For the past eight years, Jacky Ralaiarivony has served as USAID/Madagascar’s water and sanitation program specialist. During that time, he has helped expand the role that public-private partnerships play in the island’s capacity-building efforts to im...

Nga Nguyen and Reshmaan Hussam on Incentivizing Handwashing Habit Formation
September 27, 2017

To celebrate Global Handwashing Day, Global Waters Radio spoke with USAID’s Nga Nguyen and Harvard University’s Dr. Reshmaan Hussam about incentivizing handwashing behavior change, following up on a September 2017 webinar on the subject co-hosted by US...