Water sanitation hygiene

Water safety plan quality assurance tool


Publication details

Editors: WHO/IWA
Publication date: 2013
Languages: English, French, Icelandic, Japanese, Lao, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese
(Within the WSP QA Tool, you can select which language you would like to work in by clicking on Set Language)
ISBN: 978 92 4 050304 5


The WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality advocates for the implementation of Water Safety Plans (WSPs), a risk based preventative approach to managing drinking-water safety from catchment to consumer. Since their introduction in 2004, WSPs are increasingly being recognized as the most effective approach to ensuring drinking-water safety and is being promoted by governments and implemented by water suppliers across the globe.

It aims to support the development, implementation and assessment of WSPs by systematically highlighting the areas where progress is being made and opportunities for improvement.