UNHCR WASH RESOURCES

F902/2015a 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.


    F-303/2015a 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.


    F-502/2015a UNHCR Solid Waste Management Action Plan Template (UNHCR, 2105)


    Where required, UNHCR and WASH actors may use this template to develop a solid waste management action plan that describes a list of prioritised solid waste management activities in addition to WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and HOW they will be carried out.


      F-501/2015a UNHCR Landfill Sanitary Survey Form (UNHCR, 2015)


      This form can be used to assess the refugee landfill site for public health and environmental sanitary risk factors.


        F-500/2015a UNHCR Solid Waste Composition Assessment Template (UNHCR, 2015)


        UNHCR field staff and their partners should conduct a waste composition assessment to assess the types of waste being produced and their and rates of production. Ideally the assessment should be carried out within the first three months of a displacement emergency and then at least once a year. Waste management short, medium and long term strategies for each waste stream should be revaluated and reorganised according to the findings of this assessment.


        F-106/2015a UNHCR WASH Related Environmental Impact Assessment Template (UNHCR, 2015)


        Where required, UNHCR and WASH actors should prepare a WASH related environmental impact assessment. This template should be used to assist in the process.


        F-104/2015a UNHCR Site Level Refugee WASH Strategy Template (UNHCR, 2015)


        Where required, UNHCR and WASH actors should work together to develop a site level refugee WASH strategy document that clearly describes the refugee context, the baseline WASH situation, WASH coverage, WASH gaps, along with short (6 months), medium (6 months – 5 years) and long-term (>5 years) strategies for each of the WASH sub-sectors and the twelve (12) WASH principles. This template can be used to help produce the site level WASH Strategy.


        F-102/2015a UNHCR WASH Organisational Capacity Assessment (UNHCR, 2015)


        This tool has been designed to help obtain a snapshot capacity of national public, private, or refugee-based WASH service providers and understand the type of interventions that can be carried out to build capacity.