Roger M. Christian at 27/07/06 4:36 PM Comments (0)
The Ashokan Reservoir is a source of drinking water for residents of New York City.
AP/WWP Photo by Jim McKnight
The United States is engaged in international assistance programs that aim to provide individuals with cleaner drinking water and, by so doing, improve health. These efforts strive to involve local communities in making decisions about their water use, promoting democracy, and improving environmental resource management at the same time.
Jonathan A. Margolis is special representative for sustainable development at the U.S. Department of State.