The United States and the World Bank have signed an agreement to work together to assist developing nations with water security and water quality improvements.
In honor of World Water Day 2011, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and World Bank President Robert Zoellick signed what is now the largest-ever alliance of U.S. government agencies with those of the World Bank.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), a variety of U.S. agencies will contribute technology expertise and detailed data to help emerging nations monitor and better utilize their water resources.
“The water crisis is a health crisis, its a farming crisis, its an economic crisis, its a climate crisis, and increasingly, its a political crisis,” said Secretary Clinton. “And therefore, we must have an equally comprehensive response.”