Water sanitation hygiene

WSP training package


Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150460 7


WSPs are a risk-based preventative approach to most effectively protect drinking-water safety and are recommended in the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. WSPs are now being adopted worldwide, but they are not always fully understood by all stakeholders. Face-to-face training is therefore essential to ensure globally successful WSP implementation.

The training package consists of three components, a facilitator handbook, a participant workbook and accompanying PowerPoint presentations. It is structured around 13 learning modules based on the WHO/IWA WSP Manual: Step by step risk management for drinking-water supplies and the WHO/IWA WSP Quality Assurance Tool.

Who should use the training package?

The training package is designed to be used by professional and non-professional trainers, who should have prior knowledge and understanding of WSPs, and who are facilitating WSP training based on the WHO/IWA WSP Manual. The training is targeted at all professionals involved in the management of drinking-water safety

Adaptation of the training package

This material is not intended to be an off the shelf training package, but needs to be adapted to suit local needs. The training material should be updated to include national or regional examples or case-studies and to suit local interests.