Opinion: COVID-19 is telling us that it’s time for global systems change — starting with water

To survive the coronavirus pandemic and minimize the adverse impacts of future shocks, we must address global water insecurity and inequality now.

Illustration by Kelsey King

In the short term, governments and international agencies should prioritize safe and reliable water supply and sanitation.

Floods and drought will not be put on hold for the pandemic.

From here on, we will need to be systems-minded, not single-minded.

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