COVID-19 and informal settlements – implications for water, sanitation and health in India and Indonesia



parikh, priti, Karim, Yasmin Bou, Paulose, Jacob, Factor-Litvak, Pam, Nix, Emily ORCID: 0000-0003-3331-2046, Aisyah, Dewi Nur, Chaturvedi, Hemant, Manikam, Logan and Lakhanpaul, Monica
(2020) COVID-19 and informal settlements – implications for water, sanitation and health in India and Indonesia. UCL Open Environment, 2 (1).

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Abstract

<ns7:p>Informal settlements are home to over 1 billion people worldwide and are characterised by high population densities and poor environmental conditions. The authors identify the impact of COVID-19 on existing water and sanitation practices and potential pathways for the transmission of COVID-19 in informal settlements in India and Indonesia. In the short term, there is an urgent need for mobile and contactless hand washing, washing/bathing facilities and toilets. In the long term, COVID-19 provides an opportunity to invest in centralised water and sanitation networked solutions appropriate for high-density settings to integrate those settlements into cities and improve environmental conditions and health in these cities.</ns7:p>

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Population Health
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2021 09:10
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2021 00:11
DOI: 10.14324/111.444/ucloe.000011
Open Access URL: http://doi.org/10.14324/111.444/ucloe.000011
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3130815