Hidden Forces: The Role of Water in Economic Prosperity | Wilson Center
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Hidden Forces: The Role of Water in Economic Prosperity

There will be a webcast of this event

Event Co-sponsors

U.S. Agency for International Development 

Sustainable Water Partnership

Winrock International 

Safe and accessible water is critical for a country’s successful economic development and for the health and well-being of its citizens. Ultimately, the journey to self-reliance cannot succeed without sustainable water resource management. This session will explore the role of market-based solutions and private sector engagement in strengthening the management of water resources to meet the needs of communities, agriculture, industry and commerce, and ecosystem services.  

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Photo Credit: Water Scarcity a Problem at IDP Camps in North Darfur, January 2014, courtesy of UN Photo/Albert González Farran.




  • Maitreyi B. Das

    Manager, Global Practice for Social, Urban, Rural, Resilience & Global Lead for Social Inclusion, The World Bank
  • Sam Huston

    USAID WASH-FIN Chief of Party, Project Implemented by TetraTech
  • Gordon Mumbo

    Team Leader, Sustainable Water for the Mara Basin, Winrock International