To increase handwashing and address Asia and the Pacific’s hygiene and health challenges, new skills, creative thinking, and the use of behavioral change research are all needed.
An integrated nature-based approach that uses biodiversity and ecosystem services will help people adapt to the adverse effects of climate change.
If we hope to regain progress on the Sustainable Development Goals—and improve people’s lives— we must improve water service delivery in ways that help countries better manage future crises and improve equitable access to water.
Water is critical for sustaining all aspects of life and it is at the center of our need to better understand and address the impacts of climate change.
Viet Nam’s water sector is promising for investors but a bold reform agenda is needed to connect private capital to this crucial public service and unleash the development and economic growth that will follow.
Protecting and managing the water supply, even in the face of threats and challenges, is a key responsibility for utility companies and governments across the Pacific region.
A study in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic indicates that low-cost, village-wide efforts to improve sanitation have powerful benefits that cascade across income and age groups.
Investments in safe, adequate and affordable water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities must be sustained and result in improved services and a less polluted environment for everyone, particularly the poorest and most vulnerable in Asia and the Pacific.
By meeting women’s practical and strategic needs, including greater access to water and more influence in decision-making, society overall is improved and made more equitable.
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.