Water sanitation hygiene

Wastewater use related publications

Illustration created with publication covers

The following is a list of publications and document relating to the safe use of wastewater.


In chronological order

Sanitation safety planning

2015
Sanitation Safety Planning (SSP) is a step-by-step risk based approach to assist in the implementation of the 2006 WHO Guidelines for Safe Use of Wastewater, Excreta and Greywater in Agriculture and Aquaculture.

Non treatment options for safe wastewater use in poor urban communites

2010
WHO/IDRC/FAO project
The project had made a valuable contribution to the understanding of the practical application of the third edition of the Guidelines. The results provided a sound basis for more detailed follow-up activities in a further range of settings and for the formulation and piloting of a Manual on Sanitation Safety Plans.

Using human waste safely for livelihoods, food production and health

Second information kit
2010
This information kit on the 3rd edition of the Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater in agriculture and aquaculture was prepared by WHO, FAO, IDRC and IWMI in response to requests from different members of the Guidelines' varied readership for information clarifying their specific roles and responsibilities in the safe water reuse in agriculture and aquaculture.

Using human waste safely for livelihoods, food production and health

First information kit
2008
This information kit on the 3rd edition of the Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater in agriculture and aquaculture was prepared by WHO, FAO, IDRC and IWMI in response to requests from different members of the Guidelines' varied readership for information clarifying their specific roles and responsibilities in the safe water reuse in agriculture and aquaculture.

Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater - Volume 1

Policy and regulatory aspects
2006
Those faced with the need to expedite the development of policies, procedures and regulatory frameworks, at national and local government levels, will find the essential information in this volume. It also includes summaries of the other volumes in the series.

Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater - Volume 2

Wastewater use in agriculture
2006
Volume 2 of the Guidelines explains requirements to promote safe use concepts and practices, including health-based targets and minimum procedures.

Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater - Volume 3

Wastewater and excreta use in aquaculture
2006
Volume 3 of the Guidelines informs readers on the assessment of microbial hazards and toxic chemicals and the management of the associated risks when using wastewater and excreta in aquaculture.

Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater - Volume 4

Excreta and greywater use in agriculture
2006
Volume 4 of the Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater provides information on the assessment and management of risks associated with microbial hazards. It explains requirements to promote the safe use of excreta and greywater in agriculture,

Analysis of wastewater for use in agriculture

A laboratory manual of parasitological and bacteriological techniques
1996
This laboratory manual provides a practical, step-by-step guide for the analysis of samples of treated wastewater to determine whether they comply with the quality guidelines published by WHO.