Water Sanitation and Health (WSH)

WHO technical notes on drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies

2011. World Health Organization / Water Engineering Development Centre

These four-page illustrated notes have been prepared to assist those working immediately or shortly after an emergency to plan appropriate responses to the urgent and medium-term water and sanitation needs of affected populations.

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 promotors, as well as staff from agency headquarters.

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