General Water and Sanitation Related Items

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This is a place to put information and questions that deal with water, sanitation and hygiene in general.

The following link is a speech made by the Chair of the United Nations Secretary - General's Advisory Board on Water & Sanitation on May 31, 2007. It provides some basic information and thoughts related how to proceed globally.

http://www.unsgab.org/about/docs/chair_070531.htm

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This site provides a number of resources and information on water, health and sanitation.

http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/en/

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This site provides information and resources on water, sanitation and the environment with specific focus on children.

http://www.unicef.org/wes/

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This site provides information and resources on water and sanitation.

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTWAT/0,,contentMDK:217...

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Hello Mapila,

This group is really about placing and sharing resources and information relating to water, sanitation and hygiene for others to use.

If you have any ideas, suggestions, links, resources, materials and so forth to share, then please place them under the appropriate threads.

Thanks and welcome!

Barb

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The following guide provides a general overview of water, sanitation and health. It has good diagrams and information that could be used for workshops or sensitization in the community.

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Prescription for Health is a DVD put together by the International Development Research Centre. While the movie was made in the 1980s, the messages contained in the movie are still very relevant today. The only way you would know that this movie was made in the 80s is by 2 references to the 1980s. It is great for showing to the community for general sensitization on health, water and sanitation. The file is very large, but below is a transcription of the movie plus a link to the website where the movie can be downloaded. I have a DVD copy of the movie, that I am trying to find a way to load for easy downloading, but haven't quite found a way yet...

https://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/handle/123456789/10770

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The following are posters that can be printed off for use in the community related water, sanitation and hygiene. Some communities have had them printed on more durable materials such as cloth or potato sacks or canvas. There are a series of 30 posters. These ones are in English.

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I Suggest the community must create portable drinking water for them such as bore hole or well to use it.If any source of drinking water to use they must to take very good care of it either wise they would get water related diseases.Thank you.
--Anthony.
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Hi Anthony,

Welcome to the water and sanitation group and thank you for your ideas. Do you have any resources on building a bore hole or a well? Maybe some organizations that assist with this?

It is a good suggestion to have portable drinking, however it still has to be boiled or treated before use to kill any organisms. Then proper storage, as you mention would be required. Also, if a well or bore hole is built it should be covered when not in use to prevent contamination.

Barb

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Action Against Hunger has a manual for field-based solutions entitled "Water & Sanitation for Populations at Risk." The following link has the guide which can be downloaded.

http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/resources/summary/Water+Sanitation+an...

The website says:

An instructional manual for both emergency and development settings, this authoritative book condenses Action Against Hunger’s three decades of expertise in extending water and sanitation improvements to populations in need. Comprehensive in breadth and breathtaking in scope, this manual is now available free of charge.

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This organization has some interesting facts listed on their website all with references.

http://www.water.org/waterpartners.aspx?pgID=916

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