With targeted technical assistance, Chemonics improves water and wastewater services, management, and facility development for public and private entities. Our work builds the capacity of local engineers, policymakers, and financial institutions to develop safe, clean, and sustainable water supply and wastewater treatment. In particular, we are improving regulatory and financial oversight to ensure that stressed municipal systems have sustainable and resilient water and wastewater services.
Water and Wastewater.
Natural Resource Management and Water Security in Southern Africa
Improved natural resource management and increased access to safe drinking water and sanitation are essential to addressing human and ecosystem challenges in southern Africa.
Managing Water and Wastewater in Lebanon
The water and wastewater infrastructure in Lebanon needed improvements to deliver efficient, sustainable services to the country’s citizens.
Turning on the Tap in the Middle East and North Africa
Certification programs for water plant operators are improving critical water and sanitation services in the Middle East and North Africa.
3 Questions with Scott Short on Tackling WASH Challenges in Rural Communities
Scott Short is a water and natural resource specialist with more than 35 years of experience managing WASH and water security, institutional strengthening, and land and natural resource management programs. Prior to joining Chemonics, he served as chief of party for the USAID Ethiopia Lowland Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Activity (Lowland WASH) in Ethiopia. Pastoral…
It’s Arab Water Week: How Can We Make the Region’s Water and Wastewater Systems More Resilient?
The State of Water in the Middle East and North Africa The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region contains some of the most water-stressed communities in the world. A combination of high population growth and rapid economic development have intensified the stress on water over the last 50 years. According to the United Nations…
Less is More: How Cape Town Became a Model for Water Governance
As winter took its bite over the southern hemisphere, residents of Cape Town, South Africa, looked anxiously towards their rainy season. Cape Town, which entered a severe drought in 2017, urgently required consistent and above-average rainfall to avoid the looming threat of “Day Zero” returning in 2019 — the day when city authorities could potentially…