Edward Hoyt

Edward Hoyt is a Senior Global Practice Lead in the Asia Division, member of the Chemonics Energy Group, and a Director of the Water, Energy and Sustainable Cities (WESC) Practice responsible for technical leadership on energy. Prior to joining Chemonics, Mr. Hoyt was a principal consultant with Abt Associates and Nexant, and earlier was a…

Water Utilities Need Good Data — Here’s Why and How

An estimated 2.6 billion people gained access to improved drinking water between 1990 and 2015, yet municipalities around the world still struggle to deliver safe and consistent water because of inefficiencies and cost recovery concerns. The World Bank estimates that only 15 percent of utilities in developing countries generate enough revenue to cover operating and maintenance (O&M)…

Turning on the Tap in the Middle East and North Africa

Water and sanitation services are essential to human well-being and economic growth, and effectively providing these services requires plant operators to be well trained. USAID’s Improved Water and Sanitation Services in the Middle East and North Africa Region (IWSMR) program accomplished this by scaling up successful Jordanian and Egyptian certification programs in neighboring countries, while…

Supporting Water Sector Programs Around the World

The Quick Response Technical Activities project under the Integrated Water and Coastal Resources Management indefinite quantity contract (IQC) dealt with various issues — from issues with fisheries and aquaculture to issues with water resources management. On an as-needed basis, the project responded to requests to assess and address critical issues with water resources management for…

Final Report: Water Infrastructure Support and Enhancement for Lebanon (WISE-Lebanon)

The Water Infrastructure Support and Enhancement for Lebanon (WISE-Lebanon) program was a highly successful three-year infrastructure and capacity building project funded by USAID that improved water services for thousands of Lebanese citizens and a large Syrian refugee population living in towns and villages throughout Lebanon, while also contributing to the capacity and performance of regional water…