WSPortal: Health through Water

Tools

Tools that are relevant for specific stages of a water safety plan or the drinking water flow can be accessed through directly clicking on the relevant stage. The tools listed below are unabridged documents that have relevance to more than one element of the water safety plan and/or drinking water flow. Sections of these documents are also available within stages of the water safety plan and drinking water flow.

ASSESSING MICROBIAL SAFETY OF DRINKING WATER

A 296 page review that considers application of appropriate indicators within a 'Water Safety Plan' approach with separate sections dealing with source water quality, treatment efficiency, monitoring in storage and distribution; and dealing with surveillance and incident investigation.

SAFE PIPED WATER

A 170 page technical guide to the health consequences of water quality changes in piped distribution systems and effective risk management; including aspects of water treatment, distribution system maintenance and repair.

IDENTIFYING CHEMICAL PRIORITIES IN DRINKING-WATER

Whilst most emphasis in developing WSPs is on control of infectious hazards, some chemicals may be important under certain circumstances. This simple guide enables users to identify potentially significant chemicals using basic information on geology, industry and agriculture.

SAFE WATER GUIDE FOR THE AUSTRALIAN AID PROGRAMME 2005

Provides an overview of the approach that AusAID has adopted for managing water quality in activities implemented under the Australian Aid programme. It outlines the steps that may need to be taken when designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating water-related activities.

WATER SAFETY PLANS

(English, Chinese) This guide provides practical guidance on developing and implementing WSPs as outlined in the Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. It is organised in step by step form to guide users through the process and includes a selection of contrasting case studies.

WATER TREATMENT AND PATHOGEN CONTROL

A 136 page synthesis of the state of knowledge of the effectiveness of water treatment processes for water quality specialists and design engineers. Oriented towards piped water supply it describes the state of the art on removal and inactivation of pathogenic microbes.

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