Water and Coastal Resource Management
ME&A creates solutions for clients who need innovative and imaginative approaches to address water and coastal resource needs throughout the World. Methodologies include: data collection and management; assessment and analysis; strategic planning and design; capacity building and institutional strengthening; policy & legal support; technical program support; information sharing, cooperation & coordination; performance monitoring & evaluation; commodity procurement; and volunteer programming.
ME&A applies these methodologies to:
- Integrated Water Resources Management—Watershed management; public utilities institution-building; hydro-geological survey and well-field design; Trans boundary water issue resolution; and engineering design and implementation
- Integrated Coastal Management—Coastal zone management program design; aquaculture, fisheries stock and technology assessments; local plans for urban and port development; local and national coastal management institutional strengthening; coastal boundary delineations; and aquaculture system design and implementation
- Environment and Climate Change—Water quality management; pollution assessment and control; hydrological studies; biodiversity management; and wetlands identification, assessment, and management
And the cross-cutting areas of:
- Economic Growth & Energy—Economic studies of the impact of water tariff changes; regional plans for water distribution systems; water-energy interaction; development of sustainable tourism programs; and implementation of watershed management activities as part of integrated forestry and watershed management programs
- Agriculture & Food Security—Improvement of irrigation systems; development of strategies for on-farm water management and of food security programs that integrate both terrestrial and aquatic food sources in the program; and aquaculture implementation and management
- Global Health—Public information programs ranging from water-sealed toilets to development of small-scale water distribution systems and to eradication of water-borne disease vectors, such as malaria and dengue fever
- Democracy & Governance—Design and implementation of local, regional, or national water resource management organizations, working with local government to develop and implement stakeholder management plans, helping stakeholders develop capabilities to work within systems, and building government staff capacity in water management issues
To learn more about ME&A's recent and ongoing projects under USAID's Integrated Water and Coastal Resources Management Indefinite Quantity Contract (WATER IQC II), click here.
USAID's Global Waters Magazine
ME&A is proud to publish USAID's Global Waters magazine, a quarterly online publication devoted to the Agency's Water Initiatives across the globe.
View the latest edition here.
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