Technical notes on drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies

Reed, B., Shaw, R., Chatterton, K. (2013)

Published in: 2013

World Health Organization (WHO), Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough, UK

Reed, B., Shaw, R., Chatterton, K.


Content - Summary

The following technical notes for emergencies have been prepared for the World Health Organization (WHO), by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC).

1.Cleaning and disinfecting wells
2.Cleaning and disinfecting boreholes
3.Cleaning and disinfecting water storage tanks and tankers
4.Rehabilitating small-scale piped water distribution systems
5.Emergency treatment of drinking water at the point of use
6.Rehabilitating water treatment works after an emergency
7.Solid waste management in emergencies
8.Disposal of dead bodies
9.How much water is needed
10.Hygiene promotion in emergencies
11.Measuring chlorine levels in water supplies
12.Delivering safe water by tanker
13.Planning for excreta disposal in emergencies
14.Technical options for excreta disposal
15.Cleaning wells after seawater flooding

All complete 15 notes can be found in one file in the PDF or external link.

Additional information

Prepared for WHO by WEDC. Author and Series Editor: Bob Reed.
Editorial contributions, design and illustrations by Rod Shaw.
Line illustrations courtesy of WEDC / IFRC. Additional graphics by Ken Chatterton.

Bibliographic information

Reed, B., Shaw, R., Chatterton, K. (2013). Technical notes on drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies. World Health Organization (WHO), Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough, UK

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