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Measuring chlorine levels in water supplies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Measuring chlorine levels in water supplies. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • This technical note explains why disinfection is important, why chlorine is used, how it works, how to test for its presence and where and when to test. It is part of a set of four-page illustrated notes, originally prepared in 2011 and updated in 2013, provide practical, evidence-based recommendations in responding to immediate and medium-term water, sanitation and hygiene needs of populations affected by emergencies. The notes are relevant to a wide range or emergency situations, including both natural and conflict-induced disasters. They are suitable for f...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Emergency situations, Water supply, Water treatment

Rehabilitating small-scale piped water distribution systems. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Rehabilitating small-scale piped water distribution systems. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • This technical note examines the process of rehabilitating small-scale piped water distribution systems. It is part of a set of four-page illustrated notes, originally prepared in 2011 and updated in 2013, provide practical, evidence-based recommendations in responding to immediate and medium-term water, sanitation and hygiene needs of populations affected by emergencies. The notes are relevant to a wide range or emergency situations, including both natural and conflict-induced disasters. They are suitable for field technicians, engineers and hygiene promoter...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Emergency situations, Infrastructure, Water supply

Cleaning and disinfecting water storage tanks and tankers. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Cleaning and disinfecting water storage tanks and tankers. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • This technical note outlines a four-step approach to cleaning and disinfecting water tanks and tankers. It is part of a set of four-page illustrated notes, originally prepared in 2011 and updated in 2013, provide practical, evidence-based recommendations in responding to immediate and medium-term water, sanitation and hygiene needs of populations affected by emergencies. The notes are relevant to a wide range or emergency situations, including both natural and conflict-induced disasters. They are suitable for field technicians, engineers and hygiene promoters...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Emergency situations, Infrastructure, Water quality, Water supply

Cleaning and rehabilitating boreholes. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Cleaning and rehabilitating boreholes. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • "This technical note sets out the actions required to repair and rehabilitate a borehole after any disaster. It is part of a set of four-page illustrated notes, originally prepared in 2011 and updated in 2013, provide practical, evidence-based recommendations in responding to immediate and medium-term water, sanitation and hygiene needs of populations affected by emergencies. The notes are relevant to a wide range or emergency situations, including both natural and conflict-induced disasters. They are suitable for field technicians, engineers and hygiene prom...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Emergency situations, Groundwater, Infrastructure, Water quality, Water supply

Cleaning hand-dug wells. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Cleaning hand-dug wells. Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
  • Water Engineering Development Centre (WEDC), World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • "This technical note sets out the actions needed to repair and rehabilitate a hand-dug well so that it can be returned to its former condition. The emergency repair and rehabilitation measures proposed are temporary and should be followed by measures for permanent rehabilitation. It is part of a set of four-page illustrated notes, originally prepared in 2011 and updated in 2013, provide practical, evidence-based recommendations in responding to immediate and medium-term water, sanitation and hygiene needs of populations affected by emergencies. The notes are ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Emergency situations, Groundwater, Infrastructure, Water quality, Water supply

Health and environment: communicating the risks
  • Health and environment: communicating the risks
  • World Health Organization (WHO). 2013
  • The WHO Regional Office for Europe organized a workshop in Trento, Italy, to enable participants to share experience in the management and communication of environmental risks such as those related to the lack of water and sanitation. This report builds on the presentations and discussions from the workshop and presents a series of key messages useful to regional and local authorities, as well as to risk managers in general.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Environment, Health, Participation, Perceptions

User's Guide on Assessing Water Governance
  • User's Guide on Assessing Water Governance
  • UNDP Water Governance Facility. August 2013
  • This guide is a resource for stakeholders to conduct water governance assessments more effectively within their own local or national context. It provides practical advice on what to consider when designing and implementing an assessment. It also offers guidance on a number of concrete topics, such as which governance aspects are important to look at, the choice of indicators, data collection, how to manage multi-stakeholder processes and how to use the findings to influence policy. Specifically, this guide enables users to:- Understand how assessments can in...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Water governance

Integrating Gender in Disaster Management in Small Island Developing States: A Guide
  • Integrating Gender in Disaster Management in Small Island Developing States: A Guide
  • UNDP Caribbean Risk Management Initiative (UNDP-CRMI). July 2013
  • This guide outlines the vulnerability of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific and the Caribbean and explains how gender roles and responsibilities result in differential exposure and impact of disasters. It provides an overview and should help practitioners identify and integrate gender into their decision-making and actions on the ground in every phase of disaster risk management.
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Disasters, Emergency situations, Gender, Islands, Risk management, Small islands, Vulnerability

Water Business Kit Kenya. A guide to starting your own water treatment and vending business
  • Water Business Kit Kenya. A guide to starting your own water treatment and vending business
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC). March 2013
  • This Water Business Kit is the product of previous research in Southeast Asia by Aquaya and work in Kenya which has established and supported water treatment and vending businesses. The kit is designed to provide entrepreneurs with a step-by-step guide to opening and operating a successful water treatment and vending retail business in Kenya. It is organized in four parts keys to business success, planning your business, setting up your business and running your business.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Small-scale providers

Customer Services User manual. Volume 2
  • Customer Services User manual. Volume 2
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). January 2013
  • This manual is part of a Utility Management Series for Small Towns. Water Utilities' Customer Service is one of the key commercial functions in any Utility. The responsibility of customer service unit lies with the Head of the Commercial department who is the overall supervisor of the customer service activities. The Lake Victoria Region Water and Sanitation Initiative has provided many useful lessons on the importance of a customer service unit in an organizational structural set-up, the appropriate office set-up framework for customer service, and the staff...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Consumer satisfaction, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cost recovery, Fee collection, Monitoring, Utility services, Water operators

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