A series of Oxfam manuals on the provision of water for conflict and natural disaster affected populations

A series of Oxfam manuals on the provision of water for conflict and natural disaster affected populations

How to provide adequate water supplies  in emergencies

Access to water and sanitation is one of the major challenges faced by populations affected by conflict or natural disasters. The following technical manuals developed by the Oxfam Public Health Engineering Team aim to enable the provision of a reliable water supply for populations affected by conflict or natural disaster. Descriptions are given of the individual water treatment procedure followed by step by step instructions for implementation using Oxfam water kits/equipment including safety procedures and other considerations.

Procedures include:

  • Water treatment – general overview of all treatment methods
  • Coagulation and disinfection
  • Water filtration
  • Hand-dug wells
  • Water pumping
  • Water storage
  • Water distribution
Diagrams, photographs, and organisational tools such as schedules and checklists are provided to make procedures clear and easy to carry out.
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