International Decade for Action "Water for Life" 2005-2015rss RSS SubscribeEnglish Español

Search results: Main themes: Microbiology

Ebola virus disease (EVD)  Key questions and answers concerning water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Ebola virus disease (EVD) Key questions and answers concerning water, sanitation and hygiene
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO). October 2014
  • This document summarizes the key questions, recommendations and best practices regarding water, sanitation and hygiene management when dealing with Ebola Virus Disease. It reflects input and advice from microbiologists and virologist with expertise in the environment, environmental engineers, and those with practical knowledge about WASH in emergencies and disease outbreaks.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Emergency situations, Environment, Health, Hygiene, Microbiology, Practices and habits , Sanitation, Wastewater, Water supply, Water treatment

Meeting on the Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. Microbial Aspects Working Group Meeting. Chemical Mixtures Meeting
  • Meeting on the Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. Microbial Aspects Working Group Meeting. Chemical Mixtures Meeting
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2014
  • This meeting report presents the proceedings of the World Health Organization (WHO) Joint Expert Meeting on Water Quality and Health with support from the public utility board (PUB) of Singapore, held in Singapore from 5-7 June 2014. It focuses on the guidelines for drinking-water quality and discusses the post 4th edition activities.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Microbiology, Risk management, Water quality, Water treatment

Rapid assessment of drinking-water quality. A handbook for implementation
  • Rapid assessment of drinking-water quality. A handbook for implementation
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO). October 2012
  • This assessment explores the quality of drinking-water from "improved" sources and was conceived to probe into the question to what extent the quality of drinking-water from "improved" sources deviates from the assumption that it is safe. Results in five pilot countries shows a wide range of conditions, from full compliance with the WHO Drinking-water Quality Guidelines to specific sources in a given country only meeting standards in 34% of the samples. The handbook describes the methods and procedures applied by WHO and UNICEF in the five countries, for adop...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Information and data, Microbiology, Monitoring, Water quality, Water supply

Animal waste, water quality and human health
  • Animal waste, water quality and human health
  • World Health Organization (WHO). October 2012
  • This book collects relevant information, in connection with five different pathogens, on the scope of domestic animal and bird faeces discharged into the environment, the fate and transport of the faecal wastes (and the pathogens they may contain) that have been discharged into the environment, human exposure to the faecal wastes, potential health effects associated with those exposures and interventions that will limit human exposures to livestock waste. It also addresses the monitoring, detection and management related to these phenomena.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Health, Livestock, Microbiology, Pollution, Risk management, Water quality

Guidelines for drinking-water quality. 4th edition
  • Guidelines for drinking-water quality. 4th edition
  • World Health Organization (WHO). July 2011
  • This 4th edition of the World Health Organization's Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality builds on over 50 years of guidance by WHO on drinking-water quality, which has formed an authoritative basis for the setting of national regulations and standards for water safety in support of public health. The Guidelines are addressed primarily to water and health regulators, policymakers and their advisors, to assist in the development of national standards. This edition of the Guidelines further develops concepts, approaches and information introduced in previous e...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Health, Microbiology, Monitoring, Pollution, Risk management, Water management, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water security

Evaluating Household Water Treatment Options: Health-based targets and microbiological performance specifications
  • Evaluating Household Water Treatment Options: Health-based targets and microbiological performance specifications
  • World Health Organization (WHO). July 2011
  • This document sets forth global criteria to evaluate whether a household water treatment (HWT) option reduces waterborne pathogens sufficiently to protect health. Through use of a risk-based framework and by emphasizing the philosophy of incremental improvement, it is intended to provide implementers and policy-makers with an evidence-based and pragmatic approach to select options suited to local conditions. The document provides a range of technical recommendations, including: a step-by-step overview of how to evaluate HWT microbiological performance; elabor...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Health, Microbiology, Practices and habits , Technology, Water quality, Water supply, Water treatment

Safe drinking-water from desalination
  • Safe drinking-water from desalination
  • World Health Organization (WHO). April 2011
  • This document aims to highlight the principal health risks related to different desalination processes and provide guidance on appropriate risk assessment and risk management procedures in order to ensure the safety of desalinated drinking-water. The document introduces the concept of water safety plans (WSPs) for desalination systems, provides an overview of potential hazards in source water and describes microbial and chemical risks and other key issues associated with treatment, remineralization, storage and distribution. The document will be of use to hea...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Desalination, Drinking water, Health, Microbiology, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water treatment

Scaling Up Rural Sanitation: Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Scaling Up Rural Sanitation: Findings from the Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey in Madhya Pradesh, India
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). March 2011
  • The goal of the WSP Global Scaling Up Rural Sanitation project is to reduce the risk of diarrhea and therefore increase household productivity by stimulating demand for sanitation in the lives of people in India, Indonesia, and Tanzania. This report summarizes the findings of the baseline and community surveys conducted in Madhya Pradesh, India, and is part of a series of papers analyzing the baseline data from all countries where the program has been implemented.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Children, Disease, Health, Hygiene, Infrastructure, Microbiology, Practices and habits , Rural areas, Sanitation, Water services

Looking for a specific country?
 
Looking for your language?
Bimonthly publications review

Subscribe to the Bimonthly Publications Review. Produced by the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC), this review brings you every two months the latest publications produced by United Nations agencies and programmes on issues related to water and sanitation.

Published in 2015