COVID-19 and Water in Asia and the Pacific: Guidance Note

Publication | July 2021

This guidance note assesses how the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted the water sector in Asia and the Pacific and what can be done to drive its recovery and rejuvenation.

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The guidance note focuses on how service providers in the region—particular those involved in supply, sanitation, and wastewater treatment—have been affected by COVID-19 and the response measures they have undertaken. It also identifies potential pathways to shape a post-pandemic recovery for the sector and the role of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in supporting this. The guidance note is one of a series produced by ADB for key sectors and thematic areas.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction and Purpose of the Guidance Note
  • Response Phase: How the Sector has Felt and Reacted to the Pandemic
  • Recovery Phase: Priorities for Pandemic Exit Strategy
  • “New Normal” Phase: Building Back a Better Water Sector
  • Potential ADB Support and Way Forward
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Health
  • COVID-19
  • Water
  • Sanitation
  • Water Resource Management
  • Water sector development
  • 96
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TIM210265
  • 978-92-9262-948-9 (print)
  • 978-92-9262-949-6 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9262-950-2 (ebook)

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