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.

    Emergency Water Sources (WEDC, 1997)

    These guidelines have been designed to help those involved in the assessment of emergency water sources to collect relevant information in a systematic way, to use this information to select a source or sources and to determine the appropriate level of treatment required to make the water suitable for drinking.

    Emergency Sanitation (WEDC, 2002)

    The book Emergency Sanitation: Assessment and programme design has been produced to assist those involved in planning and implementing emergency sanitation programmes. The main focus of the book is a systematic and structured approach to assessment and programme design. It provides a balance between the hardware (technical) and software (socio-cultural, institutional) aspects of sanitation programmes, and links short-term emergency response to long-term sustainability. The book is relevant to a wide range of emergency situations, including both natural and conflict-induced disasters, and open and closed settings. It is suitable for field technicians, engineers and hygiene promoters, as well as staff at agency headquarters.