Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Humanitarian Contexts
Earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, droughts, disease outbreaks as well as conflicts are all crises that result in death as well as profound disruption to those left behind, and to those communities who shelter them. Among the most urgent interventions are those to provide water, sanitation and hygiene (...
Scaling Up Multiple Use Water Services
Barbara van Koppen, Stef Smits, Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, John Thomas
Poor people in developing countries need water for many purposes: for drinking, bathing, irrigating vegetable gardens, and watering livestock. However, responsibility for water services is divided between different government agencies, the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and irrigation sub-sect...
A Collection of Contemporary Toilet Designs
This collection is the result of the findings of EOOS research which was supported by Sandec, the Department of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). It covers a wide range of contemporary toilet designs along with a va...
Achieving Water Security
Roger Calow, Eva Ludi, Josephine Tucker
Achieving water security remains an elusive goal yet the benefits of investing in water, sanitation and hygiene to achieve basic water security and alleviate poverty are clear. Households benefit through a range of livelihood impacts; economies benefit from greater economic activity and over the lon...
The Challenges of Urban Ecological Sanitation
Arno Rosemarin, Jennifer McConville, Amparo Flores, Zhu Qiang
The need for improved sanitation around the world is becoming a crisis, and the situation is particularly critical in urban and peri-urban areas in developing countries. Here the population is growing rapidly, and where sanitation is provided, the means to treat and dispose of waste safely is neglec...
Every Last Drop
Zhu Qiang, Li Yuanhong, John Gould
Over the past two decades a quiet revolution has been taking place in the countryside of China where hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of poverty. This book focuses on some of the practical actions and clever use of appropriate technologies which have been at the heart of this posi...
Supporting Rural Water Supply
Collectively, billions of dollars have been invested in the provision of rural water supply systems in developing countries over the past three decades. Although progress is being made and rates of coverage are increasing, users often find that, once installed, water supply systems are poorly mainta...
Water Demand Management in the City of the Future: Selected tools and instruments for practitioners
This book presents examples of tools and instruments that can be adapted by urban water professionals to mainstream WDM in the cities' strategic planning process.
An Engineer's Guide to Domestic Water Containers
This booklet examines the range of domestic water containers commonly found in low-income countries and explores the role that water containers have in ensuring that household water supplies are adequate and safe. It also explains why planning for a water supply system should not end at the public t...
An Engineer's Guide to Latrine Slabs
Providing sanitation for all is a major global challenge involving many complex issues. The user of a latrine however, will have more local concerns such as the condition of the latrine slab. This is one of the key components of the most common type of sanitary facility. This booklet highlights the...