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Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene: 2000-2017: Special focus on inequalities

UN Children's Fund UNICEF; World Health Organization (WHO), (2019)

1 in 3 people or 2.2 billion people around the world lack safe drinking water In 2017, 71 per cent of the global population used safely managed drinking water services. National estimates were available for 117 countries and four out of eight SDG regions, representing 38 per cent of the global population. Coverage was lower in rural areas (53 per cent) than in urban areas (85 per cent), which were home to two out of three of the 5.3 billion people using safely managed services. By 2017 a total of 80 countries had achieved greater than 99 per cent coverage and were therefore classified as having “nearly universal” coverage of at least drinking water services

Access to Water in Refugee Situations

UN High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR, Technical Support Section, (2019)

Survival, Health and Dignity for Refugees Accessed March 13, 2019

Water safety plan: rural water supply systems including climate considerations [template]


This water safety plan (WSP) template was developed to support the integration of climate risks into the WSP approach in rural areas of the United Rep. of Tanzania. Examples are presented on how to complete the template, and the information should be considered and customized to the local context.
This resource was developed as part of the Department for International Development (DFID, UK)-funded project on “Building adaptation to climate change in health in least developed countries through resilient WASH” which was implemented from 2013-2018 in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal and Tanzania.

Operational monitoring plan development: a guide to strengthening operational monitoring practices in small- to medium-sized water supplies

World Health Organization (WHO), (2017)

The guide is presented in two parts:
Part 1. Principles of Operational Monitoring: Describes the key principles of operational monitoring, alongside the types of operational monitoring that may be performed and the information required within an OMP.
Part 2. Operational Monitoring Plan Development: Describes the stepwise development of an OMP for a water supply system, including the source, water treatment, intermediate storage, distribution and household. For illustration purposes, practical guidance is provided using a specimen water supply system considered to be representative of a conventional small- to medium-sized supply in a lower resource setting. This template may be used to develop system-specific OMPs for individual water supply systems.

Global status report on water safety plans

World Health Organization (WHO), (2017)

A review of proactive risk assessment and risk management practices to ensure the safety of drinking-water
Based on information gathered from 118 countries representing every region of the globe, this report provides a picture of WSP uptake worldwide. It presents information on WSP implementation and the integration of WSPs into the policy environment. It also explores WSP benefits, challenges and future priorities.

Principles and practices of drinking-water chlorination: a guide to strengthening chlorination practices in small-to mediumsized water supplies

World Health Organization (WHO), (2017)

This guide is intended for people involved in the management and operation of small- to mediumsized organized water supply systems. The content has been developed with particular consideration for operational-level personnel with responsibility for chlorination (for example, water treatment plant operators and technicians). The material presented within this guide may also be relevant for engineers and representatives from public health, local government, non-governmental organizations, as well as any other individuals supporting water safety planning activities for the supply of safe drinking-water.
Part 1. Chlorination principles: Describes key chlorination concepts, providing a knowledge foundation for the implementation of effective chlorination practices.
Part 2. Chlorination practices: Describes the practical application of the concepts presented in Part 1, including calculations and procedures for safe and effective chlorination of drinking-water supplies.

Plan de gestion de la sécurité sanitaire de l’eau: Guide pratique pour l’amélioration de la sécurité sanitaire de l’eau potable dans les petites communautés

Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), (2017)

Le présent guide pratique explique ce qu’est un plan de gestion de la sécurité sanitaire de l’eau (PGSSE) et de quelle manière celui-ci peut vous aider à renforcer la sécurité sanitaire de votre alimentation en eau potable, notamment par une amélioration progressive, étape par étape et quotidienne de votre système. Il vous fournit une gamme de modèles prêts à l’emploi pour vous aider à concevoir votre propre PGSSE. Les conseils prodigués et les modèles fournis vous aideront à prendre conscience de la facilité avec laquelle un PGSSE peut être mis en œuvre et vous permettront de mettre en place des améliorations rapidement.

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