The United States Government has a history going back more than 50 years of strengthening water and sanitation infrastructure in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. The region has the distinction of having more of the world’s water scarce countries than anywhere else on the planet. In many cases, the Middle Eastern countries that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) partners with have made significant strides in providing improved access to water and sanitation. But the access metric indicator by itself is not indicative of the actual water and wastewater status in the MENA region as services remain intermittent, unaffordable to both individuals and governments, and unsustainable in many aspects.
U.S. Support Improves Water Security for Millions in the Middle East