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Water safety in buildings

Water safety in buildings
  • World Health Organization (WHO). March 2011
  • This document deals with all buildings where people use or are exposed to water, with a particular focus on buildings that include public use or shared facilities. The document is written for the full range of "actors" who influence the overall safe management of building water supplies. In particular, it is directed to those who design, construct, manage, operate, maintain and regulate building water systems. Guidance is provided for managing water supplies in buildings where people may drink water; use water for food preparation, washing, showering, swimming or other recreational activities; or be exposed to aerosols produced by water-using devices, such as cooling towers.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Europe, Northern America, Germany, South Africa, United States of America
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Infrastructure, Pollution, Recreation, Risk management, Sanitation, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Engineering, Project planners, Stakeholders
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Guidebook, Lessons learned
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Published in 2015