Water Supply and Sanitation

Chapter 16: Water Supply and Sanitation

Other Internet and Print Resources

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  • Guidelines for Water and Sanitation Programmes
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  • Disease Prevention and Control
  • Provision of Drinking Water
  • Sanitation References
  • Guidance for Operation and Maintenance
  • Case Studies

 Guidelines for Water Supply and Sanitation Programmes

    • Guidelines for Determining the Arsenic Content of Groundwater in USAID-Sponsored Well ProgramsArsenic testing is required for all USAID-funded wells and boreholes. Africa Bureau mandates compliance with this guidelines document for all USAID-funded well and borehole activities in Africa region.English (832K) English (82K)
    • Guidelines for the Development of Small Scale rural Water Supply & Sanitation Projects In East Africa.
      Warner. D, Abate. C July 2005. PDF (723 KB)

In order to respond to the growing needs for safe drinking water and appropriate means of household sanitation, Catholic Relief Services is determined to provide the best possible technical, social and economic support to rural communities of East Africa. These guidelines are the result of the combined efforts of many individuals, both within CRS and other organizations, to assist in the planning and implementation of CRS country programs in water and sanitation in the region.

    • FID guidance manual on water supply and sanitation programmes (1998). United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID). http://www.lboro.ac.uk/well/resources/Publications/guidance-manual/guidance-manual.htmAn excellent general resource designed to assist DFID staff and partners in developing effective and sustainable water supply and sanitation programs. Comprising three chapters and appendices, it takes the reader from an overview of the sector, through specific development perspectives, to detailed recommendations for each stage of the project cycle.
    • Best-practice sourcebook on water, sanitation, and environmental health (2000). CARE (in press).
    • Standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater, 20th ed. (1995). Washington, D.C.: APHA. http://www.standardmethods.org/

This comprehensive reference covers all aspects of water and wastewater analysis techniques. Standard Methods is a joint publication of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF).

    • Assessing demand for water supply and sanitation projects. (2000). Sarah Parry-Jones. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/well/resources/well-studies/well-studies.htm

An exploration of the issues surrounding a demand-responsive approach to water and sanitation service provision, with a discussion of the relative merits of the most commonly used demand assessment tools.

    • On-site sanitation in areas with a high groundwater table. (1999). Sarah Parry-Jones

In areas that experience a seasonally high groundwater table or that are prone to flooding, constructing affordable on-site sanitation facilities can be very problematic. It is a challenge that affects many countries worldwide. This technical brief provides practical guidance on some sanitation options in such conditions. More details on each option outlined can be found in the references in the further reading section.

    • Private sector participation in the water and sanitation sector: public-private partnership and the poor (1999). Mike Webster and Kevin Sansom. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/well/resources/well-studies/well-studies.htm

A review of existing work examining the impact of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in the water and sanitation sectors on service delivery to the poor. Important gaps in current knowledge are also identified.