Response to COVID-19: Building Resilience through Water and Wastewater Management in Ghana
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to ‘building back better’ from COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana through robust, equitable resilient and risk-minimization in water and sanitation management practices based on a circular economy (CE) approach. The Specific objectives are to: 1. Assess the pressures, drivers and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana in terms of demand and consumption of water, and wastewater generated; 2. Assess the risks in wastewater management as a result of adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, and calls for improved WASH practices; 3. Identify and analyse short-term solutions to facilitate recovery of targeted communities from effects of COVID-19 pandemic as well as mitigation measures; and apply circular economy approach to build resilience of the multiple sectors and actors to COVID-19 pandemic-shocks, along the water and sanitation service chains; 4. Engage in dialogue with Sector stakeholders and provide recommendations for policy and practice, to enhance WASH systems’ inclusiveness and resilience towards COVID-19 related risks. The project will contribute to the understanding of the effects of the response to Covid-19 on water and sanitation management in Ghana. The outcome will be lessons learnt from current experience with COVID-19 pandemic response with regards to water and wastewater management and related recommendations that, can be rolled out to municipalities and districts across the country to ‘build back better’ from COVID-19 pandemic.