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Global Water

CDC Global Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH) – CDC’s work and areas of expertise in empowering global communities to improve their water

EHS Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (GWASH) – EHS’ work to evaluate the sustainability of water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions; improve access to safe drinking water through the implementation of Water Safety Plans; and researching public health impacts of sanitation programs

Ten Great Public Health Achievements --- Worldwide, 2001--2010 – access to safe water and sanitation is one of the noteworthy public health achievements that occurred outside of the United States during 2001- 2010

Links to information from outside CDC

Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Development (World Health Organization) – key materials for policy-makers and technical personnel

Health Impact of Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Reconstruction Programmes in Eight Central American Communities Affected by Hurricane Mitch [PDF - 201 KB] (Journal of Water and Health) – results of a 3-year evaluation of the public health impact of water, sanitation, and hygiene education activities in eight study areas in Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala

International Year of Sanitation (United Nations) – information about the International Year of Sanitation (2008) to raise awareness and to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target to reduce by half the proportion of the 2.6 billion people without access to basic sanitation by 2015

Millennium Development Goals Report (United Nations) – report on progress toward eight international development goals that 192 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organizations agreed to achieve by the year 2015

UN-Water (United Nations) – strengthens coordination and coherence among UN entities dealing with issues related to all aspects of freshwater and sanitation, including surface and groundwater resources, the interface between freshwater and seawater, and water-related disasters

Water and Sanitation Related Diseases Fact Sheets (World Health Organization) – fact sheets with information on causes, distribution, scope of the problem, and interventions

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (World Health Organization) – resources for water, sanitation and health

Water Supply and Sanitation Monitoring (World Health Organization) – information on progress toward the Millennium Development Goals related to water supply and sanitation

Water Safety Plans

Guidelines to Drinking Water Quality, 4th Edition (Chapter 4) (World Health Organization) – the principles of water safety plans

Water Safety Plan Manual: Step-by-step Risk Management for Drinking-water Suppliers (World Health Organization) – 11 learning modules for the key steps in developing and implementing a water safety plan

Water Safety Plans; Managing Drinking Water Quality from Catchment to Consumer [PDF - 1.23 MB] (World Health Organization) – an assessment of the health risk presented by microorganisms, chemicals, and radionuclides in drinking-water

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