Water sanitation hygiene

Water safety plan manual (WSP manual)

Step-by-step risk management for drinking-water suppliers

Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization; International Water Association
Number of pages: 108
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish (to access the language versions, please click on the language buttons at the top of this page)
ISBN: 978 92 4 156263 8


How to develop and implement a Water Safety Plan - A step-by-step approach using 11 learning modules. WHO 2009


In 2004, the WHO Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality recommended that water suppliers develop and implement "Water Safety Plans" (WSPs) in order to systematically assess and manage risks. Since this time, governments and regulators, water suppliers and practitioners have increasingly embraced this approach, but they have also requested further guidance.

This WSP manual answers this call by describing how to develop and implement a WSP in clear and practical terms. Stepwise advice is provided through 11 learning modules, each representing a key step in the WSP development and implementation process.

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