This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the initial U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Water and Development Strategy is a significant accomplishment, and improves USAID’s capacity to provide sustainable and effective water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance.
Further, it expresses that the Secretary of State, through the Special Advisor for Water Resources should develop a Global Water Resources Strategy relating to U.S. foreign policy water objectives.
The USAID Administrator would have to pick a "Global Water Coordinator" to oversee water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance. The Secretary of State would also be directed to designate a Special Advisor for Water Resources to coordinate and oversee policy relating to water, hygiene, and sanitation assistance.
Principles would be set forth to ensure that water, sanitation, and hygiene projects carried out under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 achieve their maximum impact.