Water for the World’s Response to COVID-19

Speeches Shim

COVID-19 has made access to essential water, sanitation, and hygiene services more difficult at the exact time when these services are needed most.

Handwashing remains critical for reducing the spread of COVID-19, and access to reliable water services is needed to safely reopen economies. However, in developing countries, access to soap and water for handwashing remains a challenge. In addition, measures to stop the spread of the virus are severely straining existing water and sanitation systems, and may reverse progress.

Date 
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 11:45am

Last updated: February 12, 2021