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Coronavirus, After Delay, Arrives in Bangladesh's Refugee Camps

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One threat for Rohingya Muslims collides with another.

World's Refugee Camps At Risk for Major COVID-19 Outbreak

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Health experts and humanitarian organizations fear that an outbreak of Covid-19 inside the world’s refugee camps could threaten global containment efforts.

Enthusiasm But Obstacles in Using Sewage to Monitor Coronavirus

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Health departments and researchers in hundreds of cities worldwide are turning to sewage to better understand the spread of the new coronavirus in their communities.

Utilities in Developing Countries, in Financial Tailspin, Try to Keep Water Flowing During Pandemic and Beyond

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Water utilities are experiencing a ‘double hit’ in their finances that could hinder operations into the future.

As Pandemic Magnifies Navajo Nation Water Deficit, Coronavirus Funding Questions Arise

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Navajo Nation president and residents want to use federal Covid-19 funds on water infrastructure. Is that allowed?

CDC, EPA Change Building Reopening Guidance After Acknowledging Error

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Agencies admit incorrect guidance in documents intended to protect people from a deadly waterborne disease.

‘Deadly’ Consequences If Stagnant Water in Shuttered Buildings Is Not Properly Addressed

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The extensive closure of offices, hotels, restaurants and other commercial buildings in response to the coronavirus pandemic is a potential health hazard once those structures are reopened to the public.

House Democrats Add Water Provisions to Next Coronavirus Bill Proposal

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Democrats seek water shutoff protections and aid to low-income customers as part of $3 trillion package. Republicans quickly dismissed the bill.

Water Shortage Leaves Poorer Mexicans High and Dry in Coronavirus Fight

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Water scarcity complicates attempts to sanitize the area amid the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Water Utilities Want a Bailout. Will Congress Listen?

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Water and wastewater utilities and their customers were ignored in Congress’s three coronavirus relief bills.

Perspective: How Does the Coronavirus Crisis Compare to the Global Groundwater Crisis?

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Global efforts on the scale of those to curb the devastation of SARS-CoV-2 are few and far between. These months could provide a template for reducing future environmental damage.

In Pandemic, New Thinking on Responding to Weather Disasters

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The challenges of disaster response are being magnified by the global pandemic. Disaster experts said that emergency managers and governments will be severely tested this year.