Rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality
Bromide is included in the plan of work of the rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. The background document and a summary statement for the 4th Edition are now available.
The Expert Group on Desalination recommended drinking-water guideline development for several desalination-related products: boron (borate), bromide and organobromine DBPs. Work is being carried out elsewhere for boron (agenda item #163) and organobromine DBPs (agenda item #158).
Progress to date
The GDWQ WG meeting (Berlin, 2007) agreed to add bromide to the rolling revision. The GDWQ WG meeting (Singapore, 2008) was advised that a review document would be prepared for inclusion in the Fourth Edition.