Water, health and ecosystems: directory of resources


Please see also the World Health Organization Water, Sanitation and Health publications catalogue, which contains listings of many additional resources, in electronic and print format, on multiple water issues including water quality guidelines, standards, operation and maintenance, participation, and more. The catalogue can be accessed at:

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    Bakir H. Guiding principles and options for extension of wastewater management services to small communities in EMR [Eastern Mediterranean Region] countries. Amman, Jordan, World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, 2001.
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    Birley M. Guidelines for forescasting the vector-borne disease implications of water resources development, PEEM Guideline Series 2. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1991 (WHO/CWS/91.3).
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    DFID guidance manual on water supply and sanitation programmes. Leicestershire, Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough University, 1998.
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    Franceys R, Pickford J, Reed R. A guide to the development of on-site sanitation. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1992.
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    Howard G. Healthy villages: a guide for communities and community health workers. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2002.
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    Managing irrigation water for drinking & domestic use. Colombo, Sri Lanka, International Water Management Institute.
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    Pollution management. Washington, DC, The World Bank, Development Topic, Environment.
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    Pump aid. Guidance, training and support for community-based installation of very inexpensive water pumps made from locally-available materials and easy to maintain. UK-based agency in partnership with development agencies and other NGOs.
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    Reuse of wastewater for agriculture. Colombo, Sri Lanka, International Water Management Institute.
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    Rope pumps – cost effective water pumps. Web site supported by "Kerkinactie” and the PRACTICA Foundation, Delft, The Netherlands.
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    Rural water supply and sanitation toolkit for multi-sector projects. Washington, DC, The World Bank, Water Supply and Sanitation.
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    Schönning C, Stenström TA. Guidelines on the safe use of urine and faeces in ecological sanitation systems. EcoSanRes Programme, 2004.
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    Smart water solutions: examples of innovative, low-cost technologies for wells, pumps, storage, irrigation and water treatment. Netherlands Water Partnership, 2004.
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    Simpson-Hébert M, Wood S, eds. Sanitation promotion. Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Working Group on Promotion of Sanitation. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1998 (WHO/EOS/98.5).
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    The source water protection primer. Ottawa, Pollution Probe, 2004.
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    Sobsey MD. Managing water in the home: accelerated health gains from improved water supply. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2002 (WHO/SDE/WSH/02.07).
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    Tools for assessing the O&M [operation and maintenance] status of water supply and sanitation in developing countries. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2000 (WHO/SDE/WSH/00.3).
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    Tiffen M. Guidelines for the incorporation of health safeguards into irrigation projects through intersectoral cooperation with special reference to the vector-borne diseases, PEEM Guideline Series 1. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1991 (WHO/CWS/91.2).
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    Water and environmental impact assessment. IUCN ELC March 2003: 3rdWorld Water Forum, Kyoto Japan. Gland, Switzerland, The World Conservation Union (IUCN) (Water Law Series Issue 10)
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    Winblad U et al. Ecological sanitation. Guidance on specific technologies, standards, system design and construction. Stockholm, Stockholm Environment Institute, EcoSanRes Programme, 2004.
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    Water, sanitation and health: guidelines on water, sanitation and hygiene. Geneva, World Health Organization.