WASH REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

UNHCR Refugee WASH Standards and Indicators (UNHCR, 2016)


A summary of UNHCR water, excreta management, solid waste management, disease vector control and hygiene promotion standards and indicators for emergency and post emergency refugee settings including means of verification.


D-300/2015a Emergency Tapstand (Wooden Pallets) Design and BoQ (UNHCR, 2015)


This document contains documentation to help UNHCR and WASH actors install emergency tapstands (wooden pallet) in refugee settings. The package includes: Technical Drawings and Step by Step Construction Drawings.


    D-301/2015a Post Emergency Tapstand Design (Rectangular Concrete) and BoQ (UNHCR, 2015)


    This document contains documentation to help UNHCR and WASH actors install post emergency concrete tapstands in refugee settings. The package includes: Technical Drawings; Step by Step Construction Drawings; Bills of Quantity; Material and Workmanship Specifications; and Design Calculations.


      D-700/2015a Emergency Communal Shower Block (Wood and Plastic) Design and BoQ (UNHCR, 2015)


      This document contains documentation to help UNHCR and WASH actors install emergency communal shower blocks (wood and plastic) in refugee settings. The package includes: Technical Drawings; Step by Step Construction Drawings; Bills of Quantity; Material and Workmanship Specifications; and Design Calculations.


        D-400/2015a Emergency Trench Latrine (Poles and Plastic with Raised Option) Design and BoQ (UNHCR, 2015)


        This document contains documentation to help UNHCR and WASH actors install emergency trench latrines (poles and plastic) in refugee settings. The package includes: Technical Drawings; Step by Step Construction Drawings; Bills of Quantity; Material and Workmanship Specifications; and Design Calculations.


        Costing Water Services in Refugee Camps (IRC and UNHCR, 2015)


        This report applies the life-cycle costs approach (LCCA) to the provision of water services in two UN refugee camps, Bambasi in Ethiopia and Kounoungou in Chad. It is based on cost data from financial reports in Geneva and both camps and on service-level data collected through the UNHCR monitoring system and on site through water point surveys.
        The purpose of the study was (1) to better understand the structure, magnitude and drivers of the cost of providing a targeted level of water service to refugees, and (2) to reflect on the applicability of LCCA in the UNHCR monitoring framework and the potential for implementing it in systematically.


        UNHCR WASH Rapid Assessment Forms (UNHCR, 2015)


        These rapid (emergency) assessment tools can be used to help assess water supply, excreta management, solid waste management, hygiene and disease vector control conditions in the following refugee settings: These rapid (emergency) assessment tools can be used to help assess water supply, excreta management, solid waste management, hygiene and disease vector control conditions in the following refugee settings: Camps; Settlements; Transit Centres; Schools; Health Centres and Urban Settlements. It also contains references to UNHCR’s WASH indicators and recommendations for data collection.


        UNHCR Sample ToRs for Hydrogeological Surveying (UNHCR, 2015)


        These sample terms of reference may be used should WASH actors working in refugee settings with to engage the services of a Consultant to carry out hydrogeological surveys of pre-selected areas. The terms of reference cover the following areas…
        Evaluating the groundwater situation based on compilation of existing relevant data (e.g. drilling logs) with additional classical hydrogeological field data collection (e.g. survey of water points, water levels, water quality) leading to the identification of favourable exploration zones
        Carrying out groundwater exploratory field geophysical investigations to identify exact drilling locations, and
        Supervising the drilling process and on the spot reporting on the progress.


        WASH Winterization Technical Brief (UNHCR, 2015)


        This technical brief is intended to provide guidance for UNHCR staff and Partners involved in winterization of WASH facilities in the current European refugee and migrant situation.