Tricia’s snippets 2016-01-04

Happy New Year

Apologies for the gap since the last issue!

Some items of possible interest:



WHO/UNICEF WASH in health care facilities global initiative gains momentum

WHO and UNICEF are pleased to announce the establishment of a knowledge portal on WASH in health care facilities to share information, tools and build momentum. Please visit the site and get engaged!

Water safety plan auditing

Water safety plan (WSP) auditing is a core component of WSP implementation and is essential to WSP success and sustainability. The WHO/IWA document A practical guide to auditing water safety plans provides guidance on developing and implementing a WSP auditing scheme and includes examples, case studies and tools from more than a dozen low-, middle-, and high-income countries. The document was launched in the Asia Pacific region on 14 October at the WHO/UNICEF Water Quality Surveillance, WSP Auditing and Post-2015 WASH Monitoring workshop in Thailand, and the global launch was held on 19 October at the IWA Development Congress in Jordan.  The WSP auditing guide can be found at

Joint WHO/UNICEF/USAID document just released: Improving nutrition outcomes with better water, sanitation and hygiene

A growing body of evidence indicates that access to safe drinking-water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services has an important positive impact on nutrition. Achieving the six Global Nutrition Targets 2025, as well as global goals for WASH and health, will require greater investments in nutrition and WASH and smart and sustainable integrated actions. The document summarizes the current evidence on the benefits of WASH for improving nutrition outcomes and describes how WASH interventions can be integrated into national nutrition policies and programmes to add value. h


UN-Water Proposes 12 WASH Indicators

WaterWired – a blog


The economic valuation of wastewater: the cost of action and the cost of no action

Water, Volume 7, Issue 11 (November 2015), Pages 5876-6672

From email and email alerts:

Special Issue Rainwater Harvesting: Quantity, Quality, Economics and State Regulations Article: Designing Rainwater Harvesting Systems Cost-Effectively in a Urban Water-Energy Saving Scheme by Using a GIS-Simulation Based Design System by Yie-Ru Chiu, Yao-Lung Tsai and Yun-Chih Chiang Water 2015, 7(11), 6285-6300; doi:10.3390/w7116285

Review: State of the Art of Online Monitoring and Control of the Coagulation Process by Water 2015, 7(11), 6574-6597; doi:10.3390/w7116574

Design of dual water supply system using rainwater and groundwater at arsenic contaminated area in Vietnam

Duc Canh Nguyen, Moo Young Han

Journal of Water Supply Research and Technology (AQUA) 2014  Vol 63 No 7 pp 578–585


ISSN 0920-4741

VOL 29; NUMB 11


ISSN 0920-4741

VOL 29; NUMB 12

Urban water journal

ISSN 1573-062X

VOL 12; NUMB 2

Urban water journal

ISSN 1573-062X

VOL 12; NUMB 3

Urban water journal

ISSN 1573-062X

VOL 12; NUMB 4

Urban water journal

ISSN 1573-062X

VOL 12; NUMB 7



ISSN 0048-9697

VOL 538;

Water international

ISSN 0250-8060

VOL 39; NUMB 7





From Sanitation Updates:

SaniPath Rapid Assessment Tool

The continuing conundrum of shared sanitation in slums

EAWAG course – Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries

Posted: 28 Dec 2015

26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015

Drinking water and sanitation: progress in 73 countries in relation to socioeconomic indicators

Posted: 22 Dec 2015

Do donor restrictions affect sustainability of water and sanitation interventions? Results from a Pilot Survey

Hookworm Infections and Sanitation Failures Plague Rural Alabama

Sanitation and child health in India

Leytonstone man sets up new search engine to support world sanitation projects

WHO estimates of the global burden of foodborne diseases

CLTS Sharing and Learning workshop at SACOSAN VI in Dhaka

Posted: 21 Dec 2015

Obunga clean up & waste pickers 2014-2015

UN recognises separate, distinct right to sanitation

Posted: 18 Dec 2015

IIED – Building towards a future in which urban sanitation “leaves no one behind”

About 500 Children Die Daily In Sub-Saharan Africa Due To Lack Of Clean Water, Sanitation

Posted: 17 Dec 2015

Webinar faecal sludge, 15 December 2015

Posted: 14 Dec 2015 05:23 AM PST

Focus on people, not their toilets

Posted: 30 Nov 2015 01:00 AM PST

Will better sanitaton and nutrition reduce stunting?

Posted: 26 Nov 2015 05:10 AM PST