The Covid-19 pandemic reminds us of the importance of water for human health and well-being. The Latin American region is now feeling its devastating effects, both from a health and economic perspective. In the water sector, the crisis is exposing the existing water challenges such as limited access to clean water, weak wastewater treatment systems and poor water governance. However, it is also building a momentum for action.
From July to September 2020, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and a consortium of seven Dutch embassies in Latin America jointly hosted a series of webinars on water challenges in Latin America.