Articles by Sreoshi Singh

Sreoshi is a geographer with specialisation in urban planning, water resource management, and poverty and livelihoods. She has been part of the development sector for the last 12 to 13 years, and has recently completed a consultancy with ICIMOD on a project on ‘Water in Himalayan towns’ across four river basins.

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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