Important to understand the availability of clean water and air during and after COVID-19 pandemic
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Due to relatively long lasting lockdowns and other pandemic effects, the Sustainable Development Goals may be severely affected. The availability of clean air and water is already under stress worldwide due to several natural and human-induced triggers. In a collaborative effort, researchers of IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Bombay and Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, Thiruvanathpuram have highlighted the need to understand, nurture and continue the investment in real priorities specifically clean water, air and climate change even in post-COVID times to achieve UN SDGs. It becomes more important since India has a major global share of the population. The study has been published in the Journal of Earth System Science after peer review.