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  1. U.S. Department of State US Government Support of Water Safety Plans in Urban Areas: A Common Sense Approach to Improving Drinking Water Dano Wilusz U.S. Department of State 5th World Water Forum March 17, 2009

  2. Why Scale up? “Environmentalism was a political choice. Now we all have to be environmentalists.” - Abdullah Gul, President of Turkey 2

  3. U.S. State Department and Water • The State Department is responsible for developing and advancing U.S. foreign policy. • In 2005 the Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act mandated for the Department of State to work with other U.S. agencies to develop and implement a strategy “to provide affordable and equitable access to safe drinking water and sanitation in developing countries.” 3

  4. Two Stages to Scale-Up No WSPs 1. Pilot Few WSP Projects 2. Scale-up Many WSP Projects

  5. Scaling up WSPs – Stage 1 No WSPs 1. Pilot Few WSP Projects 2. Scale-up Many WSP Projects

  6. Why Pilot WSPs? WSPs address all three U.S. strategic objectives. • Increase access to drinking water • Improve water resource management • Increase the productivity of water resources 6

  7. U.S. Water Objectives WSPs address all three of the U.S. Objectives. • Increase access to drinking water • Improve water resource management • Increase the productivity of water resources 7

  8. U.S. Water Objectives WSPs address all three of the U.S. Objectives. • Increase access to drinking water • Improve water resource management • Increase the productivity of water resources 8

  9. U.S. Water Objectives WSPs address all three of the U.S. Objectives. • Increase access to drinking water • Improve water resource management • Increase the productivity of water resources 9

  10. Scaling up WSPs – Stage 2 No WSPs 1. Pilot Few WSP Projects 2. Scale-up Many WSP Projects

  11. USG Supported WSPs • Hyderabad,India • Pune, India • WSP/LAC Network • Linden, Guyana • Tarija, Bolivia • Spanish Town, Jamaica • Vicosa, Brazil 11

  12. USG Strategies to Scale-up WSPs • Capacity Building • Policy Reform • Impact Evaluation 12

  13. USG Strategies to Scale-up WSPs In Hyderabad, developing training manuals for instruction at local technical institute • Capacity Building • Policy Reform • Impact Evaluation 13

  14. USG Strategies to Scale-up WSPs Source: “”Water Safety Plans: A Tool to improve Health and increase Prosperity”, Presented by WHO At World Water Week 2008 In Jamaica, exploring ways to use legislation to mandate WSPs. • Capacity Building • Policy Reform • Impact Evaluation 14

  15. USG Strategies to Scale-up WSPs In Pune, doing baseline survey to see the change after WSP implementation. • Capacity Building • Policy Reform • Impact Evaluation 15

  16. In summary… • WSPs can complement a comprehensive water strategy. • Strategies to scale-up: • Capacity building • Policy reform • Demonstrating impact. 16 Source: “Water Safety Plan: A Manual for Pilot Study Areas of Hyderabad”, DRAFT

  17. Thank you... Photo by Stephanie Adrian, EPA 17