Title: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Water and Sanitation Sector

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Guidelines

Published: October 21, 2020

Region: Global

Country: Global / Non-Specific

Sector: Water and Sanitation

Topic: Covid-19 and PPPs

Keywords: Covid-19

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Document Summary:

Frequent and proper handwashing is the most basic frontline defense against the spread of COVID-19. Yet a quarter of the world’s population lacks access to a reliable water supply—a far cry from the aspirations of Sustainable Development Goal 6Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030.

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The pandemic has heightened awareness of both the extent and consequences of this access gap, and it could slow down progress in meeting the SDG 6 development goal as revenue losses by water utilities affect their ability to make critical capital investments.

Updated: October 25, 2021