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Voice of the Danube
Background report | Water Services
18 November 2021 | DWP, D-LeaP
Danube Water Program
Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on the Water and Sanitation Sector in Selected Countries of the Danube Region

The Covid-19 crisis has impacted the water sector in the Danube region, causing financial, technical and operational challenges, and imposed short-term requiring adaptation to the new circumstances and continuing to ensure the safe delivery of water-related services.

As a long term impact, the crisis has further exposed the already existing weaknesses of the water services sector in many countries, but has also increased awareness for the need of improving resilience via proper crisis management arrangements and preparatory planning, but also through maintaining an efficiently operated and well-funded water service provision sector.

The objective of the activity is to gain better insights on the overall impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the WSS sector in countries of the Danube region.