Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

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

EHS Safe Water – Resources on training, research, and tools and guidance for EH practitioners.

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

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) – This organization 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.

Top of Page