Thursday, February 5, 2015

OU WaTER Center Joins Support for Sen. Paul Simon Water for the World Act

The Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act was passed in congress just prior to the Christmas recess. The purposes of the act are to strengthen implementation of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 by improving the capacity of the United States Government to implement, leverage, and monitor and evaluate programs to provide first-time or improved access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene to the world’s poorest on an equitable and sustainable basis, and for other purposes.  The OU WaTER Center is part of the United States University WASH Network that helped inform our representatives on capitol hill of the need for increased monitoring and evaluation of US water, sanitation and hygiene investments in developing countries to assure that the bottom billion (those living on less than $1US/day) are best served by these expenditures.