Support the Water for the World Act ( S.624)
Taylor s. United States of America
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To provide 100,000,000 people with first-time access to safe drinking water and sanitation on a sustainable basis by 2015 by improving the capacity of the United States Government to fully implement the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005. (A) makes access to safe water and sanitation for developing countries a specific policy objective of United States foreign assistance programs; (B) requires the Secretary of State to: 1. develop a strategy to elevate the role of water and sanitation policy 2.improve the effectiveness of United States assistance programs undertaken in support of that strategy; (C) codifies Target 10 of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (D) seeks to reduce by half between 1990 (the baseline year) and 2015 1. the proportion of people who are unable to reach or afford safe drinking water 2. the proportion of people without access to basic sanitation.
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