Biweekly WASH research updates – January 4, 2021

The State of Food and Agriculture 2020: Overcoming Water Challenges in Agriculture. FAO, December 2020.

Approaches for the evaluation of future-oriented technologies and concepts in the field of water reuse and desalination. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, December 2020.

Living on the margins: Socio-spatial characterization of residential and water deprivations in Lagos informal settlements, Nigeria. Habitat International, January 2021. 

Potential of ceramic and biosand water filters as low-cost point-of-use water treatment options for household use in Nigeria. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, December 2020. 

Educating water professionals for the Arab world: Archetypes, change agents and complex realities. Energy Reports, December 2020. This paper evaluates the implementation challenges of the IWRM agenda in a unique intercultural master program.

Keeping water from kiosks clean: Strategies for reducing recontamination during transport and storage in Eastern Uganda. Water Research X, January 2021. 

Resilient Water Infrastructure Design Brief. World Bank, November 2020. Its intent is to help these stakeholders better incorporate resilience into the design of water supply and sanitation infrastructure components

A critical review of the data pipeline: how wastewater system operation flows from data to intelligence. Water Sci Technol, December 2020. 

WASH in healthcare facilities

Global Progress Report on WASH in Health Care Facilities: Fundamentals First. WHO, December 2020.

Everyone, everywhere: Achieving universal health coverage through water, sanitation and hygiene. WaterAid, December 2020. 

Estimating the cost of interventions to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities across India. BMJ Global Health, November 2020. 

Environmental conditions in maternity wards: Evidence from rural healthcare facilities in 14 low- and middle-income countries. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, March 2021. (Abstract only for non-subscribers)

WASH in schools

Abstract only – Factors associated with water quality, sanitation, and hygiene in rural schools in 14 low- and middle-income countries. Science of The Total Environment, March 2021. 

WASH and COVID-19

How WASH Programming Has Adapted to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Sanitation Learning Hub, December 2020. 

Short Communication: Potential secondary transmission of SARS-CoV-2 via wastewater. Science of The Total Environment, December 2020.

Soap, Water, and SARS-CoV-2: An Ancient Handwashing Strategy for 1 Preventing Dissemination of a New Virus. OSF Preprints/Global Research and Development for Lysol and Dettol, December 2020. 

Drinking water pollutants may affect the immune system: concerns regarding COVID-19 health effects. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, November 2020.

Wastewater-Based Epidemiology (WBE) and Viral Detection in Polluted Surface Water: A Valuable Tool for COVID-19 Surveillance—A Brief Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, December 2020.

Policy Bulletin: Monitoring of Community Wastewater for Early Signaling the Spread of COVID-19 in Chennai City. TERI, December 2020.

SARS-CoV-2 in river water: Implications in low sanitation countries. Science of The Total Environment, November 2020. 

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