The Covid-19 outbreak exerts additional pressure on the global water sector, which is already under much strain as a result of climate change, fast expanding populations, aging and inadequate infrastructure and ill-planned urbanisation (especially in many parts of the developing world). Prolonged water scarcity has also enhanced food import dependencies in arid places and, hence, heightened food insecurity in periods of trade disruption (as in the current Covid-19 worldwide recession). The pandemic will likely have a lasting influence on behaviours, policies and research in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector and beyond.
|Title of host publication||Covid-19 and International Development|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Jan 2022|