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WASH Post-2015 proposed targets and indicators for drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene
  • WASH Post-2015 proposed targets and indicators for drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). March 2014
  • This document summarizes the latest proposals for post-2015 targets developed by global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) stakeholders. In May 2011, anticipating the debate that would inevitably arise about what should succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF convened a global stakeholder meeting to consider which targets and indicators would be appropriate for drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) post-2015.
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Equity, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Open defecation, Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Water availability, Water services, Water supply

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

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development.  Fact sheet

Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth. Fact Sheet

(The) Economic Impacts of Inadequate Sanitation in India
  • (The) Economic Impacts of Inadequate Sanitation in India
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). December 2010
  • This study from India analyzes the evidence on the adverse economic impacts of inadequate sanitation at the national level using information on health (deaths and diseases) and other impacts. The study underlines that not only are substantial investments needed but that these can become effective only when they result in reducing morbidity and mortality, mitigating impacts on drinking water, improving welfare, and reducing impacts on tourism, and so on, which are associated with inadequate sanitation. The study recommends a new monitoring framework at the nat...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Disease, Economic impact, Health, Investments, Poverty, Sanitation, Water treatment

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Published in 2015