Water management in Yemen has failed, and up to 2 million people could abandon the capital if water resources dry up soon. In this #DemocracyMatters opinion, USAID's Michael Maxey suggests returning to traditional water management that benefit local communities and protect the common good.

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  • Michael Maxey

    Michael Maxey is a senior agriculture adviser with over 30 years of experience on USAID development programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East. He has served as senior manager of a wide range of large agriculture development programs. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

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