WaterLinks Alliance

USAID supports the WaterLinks Alliance, a 2-year public-private partnership initiative with the purpose to strengthen WaterLinks, expand twinning partnerships, and improve access to urban water services.

WaterLinks Alliance

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and WaterLinks are implementing a two-year public-private partnership initiative, which will end in April 2015, to ensure the sustainability of the WaterLinks non-profit organization to expand access to safe water supplies and sustainable sanitation services in Southeast and South Asia. The WaterLinks Alliance seeks support from private sector and development partners to expand positive impacts to urban water services delivery through twinning partnerships and regional training.

Through the Alliance, USAID and WaterLinks will collaborate with development partners including international development agencies, civil society groups, and national water associations to: increase access to water service to urban communities, including the underprivileged; build the capacities of water services providers to enhance and sustain operational efficiency improvements; and promote increased cooperation and sharing of information between urban water service providers to address common challenges in their delivery of water and sanitation services. The participating partners include the Global Water Operators Partnership Alliance, Asian Development Bank, Borouge (Singapore), and selected water companies in Asia and Australia.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

    Funding Agencies
    Philippines | Staff size: 1001-5000

    ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their...

  • WaterLinks

    Singapore | Staff size: 6-25

    Established in 2008, WaterLinks is a regional network of water services operators, practitioners and development partners that supports WOPs in the Asia-Pacific region and catalyzes efficiency...

  • Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA)

    Spain | Staff size: 6-25

    The Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) is a network of partners committed to helping water operators help one another improve their collective capacity to...

  • Borouge

    Goods Supplier
    United Arab Emirates | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Borouge is a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions. A joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s major oil and gas...

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Key Information

LocationEast Asia and Pacific, South Asia
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2015
  • Sectors