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.
|Location||East Asia and Pacific, South Asia|