COVID-19

 

COVID-19 has become a serious global health concern. Taking action to slow the spread of, and support recovery from, the illness will save lives and lessen the social and economic fallout from this pandemic. For this, water and sanitation service providers are critical.

COVID 19 cruelly reminds us all about how essential access to water and sanitation services is; and how people in the slums are facing accrued risks of contamination being deprived of access to those services. This crisis emphasizes once again the importance of having utilities capable of providing those services in a sustainable manner. Utilities more than ever need the support of their peers and mentors must get creative to continue supporting their peers remotely.

Whether raising awareness about handwashing, helping to ensure access to services in vulnerable communities or halting disconnections, we are interested to hear about it. Help your peer water and sanitation operators in the fight against the corona virus by sharing the important work you are doing in your community.

Read what other utilities around the world are doing during the crisis:


GWOPA KEY MESSAGES FOR COVID-19
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EXTERNAL LINKS

UN-Habitat
COVID-19 Key Messages
Water for handwashing in slums is critical to prevent COVID 10 spreading

Global WASH Cluster
GWC – COVID 19 Resource Menu

WHO

TECHNICAL GUIDANCE – Water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management for the COVID-19 virus
Risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) readiness and response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (‎‎2019-nCoV)‎‎

UNICEF

UNICEF-COVID-19 and WASH in H WHO EALTH

Aqua Publica Europea

EUROPEAN PUBLIC WATER OPERATORS COMMIT TO THE CONTINUITY OF WATER SERVICES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY

Sanitation and Water for All
SWA Webinar: COVID-19 and WASH with UNICEF, WHO, and Governments

Humanitarian Response
COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

Social Science in Humanitarian Action
Key considerations: COVID-19 in informal urban settlements

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Novel Coronavirus found in wastewater

Public Utility Research Center (PURC)
Webinar: Next Practices Live

 

GWOPA would like to address a supportive message to all the utilities workers who are doing their best everywhere.

 

 

 

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