Articles by Krity Shrestha

Krity Shrestha is Knowledge Officer at Practical Action, South Asia Regional Office. She has been working in the sector of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction for the past 10 years.

The novel coronavirus scare globally has eclipsed many other issues, but water scarcity and how it adds to the challenge of the COVID-19 fight is one that cannot be ignored at any cost. Easy and regular access to clean water and proper sanitation is one of the fundamental requirements to keep the disease at bay, but in many urban areas of India, lack of such access may also emerge as one of the biggest hurdles for people trying to stay safe and healthy.  And it is not just the metropolitan areas or the bigger cities that suffer from insufficient water…

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