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The Latin American and Caribbean Water Safety Plan Network

The Latin American and Caribbean Water Safety Plan Network (LAC-WSP/Net) was formed in 2008 by a group of national and international health, environmental, and sanitary organizations. The network is designed to promote improved drinking-water supply systems in the Latin American and Caribbean region and to provide guidance on the World Health Organization’s Water Safety Plan methodology.

A Water Safety Plan (WSP) is a comprehensive assessment and management methodology for all risks in a water supply system from catchment (at the source) to consumer (at the tap). It consists of a proactive, rather than reactive, approach that uses proven methods to lessen or completely eliminate identified threats to drinking water.

What is LAC-WSP/Net?

LAC-WSP/Net is a community of partners and members that exchanges and promotes water-safety planning information for the Latin American and Caribbean regions.

What does LAC-WSP/Net accomplish?

LAC-WSP/Net helps improve drinking-water supply systems in Latin America and the Caribbean region. LAC-WSP/NET offers its partners and members

  • a channel for exchanging information on WSPs using the LAC-WSP/Net Web site;
  • access to technical documents and case studies on WSP projects in the Latin American and Caribbean region and worldwide;
  • a way to share news and technical information about WSPs;
  • virtual-meetings about WSP topics;
  • lessons learned on implementing WSPs; and
  • information about the latest developments and advances in implementing WSPs in the Latin American and the Caribbean region.

What organizations are part of LAC-WSP/Net?

LAC-WSP/Net’s primary partners and members are

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Inter-American Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
  • International Water Association
  • Pan-American Health Organization
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • United Nations Habitat
  • World Health Organization

Related links

Latin American and Caribbean Water Safety Plan Network (LAC-WSP/Net)

(Spanish version)

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