USAID Appoints New Global Water Coordinator

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For Immediate Release

Friday, September 13, 2019
Office of Press Relations

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Counselor Chris Milligan announced yesterday at an event that marked the fifth anniversary of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014 the appointment of Jennifer Mack as the USAID Global Water Coordinator. This position required by the Water for the World Act, guides, oversees, and directs USAID's investments related to safe drinking water, sanitation, hygiene, and water.

Ms. Mack will co-lead the implementation of the U.S. Global Water Strategy, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, and oversee USAID's contributions to the Strategy through its Water and Development Plan. She will also serve as the senior-most advisor to the USAID Administrator on water security, sanitation and hygiene. Ms. Mack is currently a Deputy Assistant Administrator for Food Security, and will continue this role in addition to her duties as Global Water Coordinator.

Ms. Mack succeeds Christian Holmes, who served as the USAID Global Water Coordinator from 2011 to 2017, and James Peters, who served in the role in an acting capacity from 2017 to 2019.

The U.S. Government believes in a water-secure world, where people have the water they need to be healthy, prosperous, and resilient. USAID’s investments have helped millions of people gain access to improved drinking water and sanitation services around the world.