Emergency and Sanitation Publications

Consolidated Information on Environmental Sanitation in Emergencies
As part of the WHO response to the South Asia tsunami disaster, web pages have been established. At present it includes :

The Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University in the UK WEDC has produced a series of books which are designed to help those who are involved in planning and implementing emergency programmes. They provide lessons from previous experience for the decisions which have to be made in emergencies. These books may be downloaded and printed freely from:online publications regarding disaster preparedness and mitigation. Titles available from this url include:

WEDC has also recently produced a series of technical notes for emergencies for the World Health Organization (WHO). These are currently available in draft form. The following may be downloaded and printed freely.

  1. Cleaning and disinfection of wells in emergencies
  2. Cleaning and disinfection of boreholes in emergencies
  3. Cleaning and disinfection of water storage tanks and tankers in emergencies
  4. Rehabilitating small-scale piped water distribution systems after an emergency
  5. Emergency treatment of drinking water at point-of-use
  6. Rehabilitating water treatment works after an emergency
  7. Solid waste management in emergencies
  8. Disposal of dead bodies in emergency conditions
  9. Minimum water quantity needed for domestic use in emergencies
  10. Essential hygiene messages in post-disaster emergencies
  11. How to measure chlorine residual in water
  12. Planning emergency sanitation
  13. Delivering safe water by tankers


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