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Several Blog Posts Recognize World Water Day, Highlight Programs Helping To Improve Access

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: On World Water Day: El Niño Threatens Food Security in Africa
Shannon Smith, deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs at the State Department, discusses the effects of the El Niño weather pattern on sub-Saharan Africa’s water supplies, as well as U.S. government efforts to create resiliency and supply food and humanitarian aid in several nations (3/22).

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: World Water Day: 2 Ways U.S. Partnerships are Making an Impact
Miriam Smallman, communications intern at USGLC, looks at “how global water investments — made possible through American public-private partnerships — are transforming local communities and [making] the world a healthier, more livable place…” (3/22).

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: A Clean Water Vision of Clarity
Elizabeth Holtan, digital communications manager at USGLC, discusses a partnership between World Vision and Kohler Co., a water technology company. Kohler created “a ceramic filtration system named KOHLER® Clarity™, which first began field tests with World Vision in India, Lebanon, Kenya, and Zambia this past November…” (3/22).

Humanosphere: Water and sanitation: Informal settlements pose unique challenges, and locals fill the gaps
Charlie Ensor, freelance journalist, discusses how increased urbanization and illegal settlements put “pressures on already struggling water and sanitation services,” and how in some cases community-led solutions are helping alleviate the situation (3/22).