Water sanitation hygiene

Combating waterborne disease at the household level

World Health Organization, The International Network to Promote Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage

Publication details

Number of pages: 36
Publication date: 2007
Languages: English, French, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 159522 3



A growing body of research has confirmed the key role that point-of-use water quality interventions can play in reducing diarrhoeal disease in a cost-effective manner.

This document reviews the case for managing water quality in the home, describes the Network and its objectives, gives a brief overview of low-cost technologies, and outlines some of the implementation challenges that lie ahead.