Covid-19 and Water

Farhad Mukhtarov*, Elissaios Papyrakis, Matthias Rieger

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCovid-19 and International Development
EditorsElissaios Papyrakis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-82339-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-82338-2
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2022

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