Addressing the associated risks of COVID-19 infections from water and wastewater services in Asia through a decentralised wastewater treatment approach

This Issue Brief aims to: (i) facilitate discussion on the need to properly address the existing issue of poor wastewater management in many Asian countries, in order to minimise the human health risks associated with SARS-COV-2 infections; (ii) identify possible routes of SARS-CoV-2 infections and contamination across water and wastewater service chain; (iii) propose preventive countermeasures to stop possible COVID-19 transmission; and (iv) highlight the potential roles of decentralised wastewater management in addressing the associated risks of COVID-19 infection along the water and wastewater service chain.