Coca-Cola and USAID: A Global Partnership on Water

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The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have created a unique partnership to address community water needs in developing countries around the world.

In conjunction with local USAID Missions and Coca-Cola system partners (foundations and bottling facilities) and with support from the Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF), the “Water and Development Alliance” (WADA) contributes to protecting and improving the sustainability of watersheds, increasing access to water supply and sanitation services for the world’s poor, and enhancing productive uses of water. With a combined investment of over $33 million since 2005, WADA is having a positive impact on the lives of people and the health of ecosystems in 30 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, with plans for expansion.


WADA captures the capacity, commitment, and reach of its partners to achieve innovative, significant, and lasting impacts on the global water crisis.

The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners are the world’s leading producers of non-alcoholic beverages, with operations in more than 200 countries, encompassing over 900 manufacturing facilities. TCCC is committed to responsible water stewardship across its global beverage operations. In addition to direct funding support for projects through both the Company and its charitable foundations, TCCC leverages its global network of marketing, communications, and technical experts, providing guidance and information to project stakeholders.

The United States Agency for International Development has been providing water supply and sanitation services, promoting hygiene behavior change, improving water resources management for food security and livelihoods, and supporting the sustainable management of watersheds in developing countries for over 40 years, including a significant commitment in recent years to establishing public-private alliances for development. In addition to funding support from several offices and Missions within USAID, Agency water sector experts and Missions provide program guidance and ensure the highest technical standards for all WADA activities.

Read the full fact sheet on the Water and Development Alliance (PDF - 652K)