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Report: Second Meeting of the WHO/UNICEF JMP Task Force on Monitoring Drinking-water Quality

Report: Second Meeting of the WHO/UNICEF JMP Task Force on Monitoring Drinking-water Quality
  • WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP). 2014
  • "In 2013, a Technical Task Force meeting of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation was convened to consider how improved measures of water quality and water system safety could be used to improve water safety in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goal era. While the MDG to halve the number of people without access to safe water was achieved, questions remain regarding the quality of these new water sources. Due to technological limitations at the time of the formulation, the MDG target made use of a proxy indicator for water safety, based on the assumption that certain water supply technologies were likely to provide safe water. Recent advances in inexpensive methods for directly measuring water quality in the field mean that future water quality monitoring can rely upon actual measurements rather than technology-based assumptions. This report on the latest meeting of the JMP collects recent findings on all aspects of water quality management from the perspective of the latest knowledge and technology."
  • Geographical coverage: Global, Kenya, Portugal, South Africa, Uganda
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Drinking water, Information and data, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Technology, Water management, Water quality, Water supply, Water treatment
  • Main target audience: Governments, International community, International organizations, Policy makers, Service providers
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising, Communication, Reporting on project findings/outputs
  • Type of resource: Briefing note, Case studies, Proceedings, Recommendations
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Published in 2015