Water Sanitation Health

Water Safety Plans (WSPs)


The WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality recommend WSPs as the most effective means of consistently ensuring the safety of a drinking-water supply. WSPs require a risk assessment encompassing all steps in water supply from catchment to consumer, followed by implementation and monitoring of risk management control measures. WSPs should be implemented within a public health context, responding to clear health-based targets and quality-checked through independent surveillance.

WHO resource materials on water safety plans

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