Solutions that include both urban and rural environments, and the connections between the two, are needed to improve river health in Asia and the Pacific.
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.