Pacific island nations have been among the top performers worldwide in controlling COVID-19. A greater emphasis on water, sanitation and hygiene practices will help continue that success.
A lack of safe water supply in urban settlements around Asia and the Pacific complicates efforts to use improved hygiene to fight COVID-19
The idea that rural water schemes are only sustainable if small, simple and locally managed is a bias that must be overcome to get more clean water to the people who need it.
Technology is a critical aspect of improving the availability and accessibility of clean water around the world.
There is clear potential for replication and scaling up this model across developing Asia.
Big off-site urban sanitation operations should be complemented with smaller sanitation schemes in poor neighborhoods.
Innovative solutions can help Asian cities and communities leapfrog wastewater management challenges.
A new solar-powered drinking water technology converts sunshine, air, and rain into safe drinking water.
Atmospheric water generators are a great fit for remote communities that lack access to clean water.
Both countries are good examples of how investing in water and sanitation spurs economic development.