WASH REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

F-800/2015a Sample WASH Staffing Structure for Post Emergency Camp Setting (UNHCR, 2015)


A sample organigram for running a typical refugee WASH programme for 20,000 people in a post emergency camp based setting. The organigram gives an indication of how the WASH Team should be structured in addition to the tentative number of Coordinators, Team Leaders, Officer, and Assistant level staff that should be recruited.


F-302/2015a Well Cleaning and Chlorination Log Sheet (UNHCR, 2015)


This is the standard UNHCR well cleaning and chlorination template for refugee settings available in PDF and MSExcel formats. The form should be completed each time a hand dug well is cleaned, chlorinated and tested for faecal coliforms. The form is available in MSExcel format so WASH actors can adapt the content to the context.


F-503/2015a UNHCR Landfill Waste Register (UNHCR, 2015)


UNHCR field staff and their partners should use this waste register form to keep a record of the types and quantities of waste being disposed at each landfill facility. Ideally waste management short, medium and long term strategies for different waste streams should be re-evaluated and re-organised based on the data collected from this tool.


F-401/2016a Septic Tank Sizing Spreadsheet (UNHCR, 2016)


This sizing calculation tool has been designed to assist UNHCR and WASH actors correctly size septic tanks in displaced settings taking into account numbers of users, wastewater and sewage flows, sludge and scum accumulation rates, desludging periods, liquid retention times, and average annual ambient temperatures.


F-200/2015a Summary of Important WASH Diseases in Refugee Settings (UNHCR, 2015)


This document provides a quick summary of the most important WASH related diseases for refugee settings and includes a list of recommended control strategies.


F-105/2015a Site Level Refugee WASH Operational Plan Template (UNHCR, 2015)


This template can be used to help UNHCR and WASH actors establish a simple WASH operational plan (WHO will do WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, and HOW and WHO will PAY and WHO will MONITOR). This template can be used in addition to the site level WASH Strategy Template.


Sphere Minimum Standards and Indicators for Humanitarian Response (SPHERE, 2011)


The Sphere Handbook is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized sets of common principles and universal minimum standards for the delivery of quality humanitarian response.


Practical Guidelines for Test Pumping in Water Wells (ICRC, 2011)


Pumping tests are a practical way of obtaining an idea of the borehole’s efficiency and its optimal production yield. Much of the specialized knowledge and technical expertise needed for this purpose can be gained from the standard literature. However, field operations in remote areas or in difficult conditions often require flexibility and imagination in avoiding or solving technical problems. These guidelines are intended mainly as a practical tool and
therefore contain a minimum of theory. They are aimed at water and habitat engineers working in the field who are undertaking or supervising borehole drilling or rehabilitation
programmes and are not conversant with pumping test procedures.


Borehole Drilling and Rehabilitation Under Field Conditions (ICRC, 2011)


Constructing, or repairing, boreholes requires specialized knowledge and technical expertise, much of which can be gained from the standard literature; but field operations in remote areas or in difficult conditions often require flexibility and imagination in avoiding and solving technical problems. This review is intended as a decision-making tool to assist in making cost-effective choices between borehole drilling methods, and in deciding whether to drill new boreholes or rehabilitate existing sites.