Policy Brief

The Overlooked Solution - Strengthening Climate Resilience through Sanitation Systems

Author: WaterAid

Year: 2023

Sanitation plays a vital role in building climate resilience. To maximise this, all sanitation systems should be resilient themselves. To achieve this, we need to move beyond infrastructure-focused interventions and take a systems-wide perspective along the entire sanitation service chain. However, to date, climate change impacts on sanitation systems and corresponding solutions have not had the attention or financing needed.

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