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

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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.

Emergency Water Sources (WEDC, 1997)

Emergency Water Sources (WEDC)

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.

D-303/2015a Post Emergency Hand Dug Well Apron (Circular Concrete) Design and BoQ (UNHCR, 2015)

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This document contains materials to help UNHCR and WASH actors construct hand dug well aprons in refugee settings.The package includes: Technical Drawings; Step by Step Construction Drawings; Bills of Quantity; Material and Workmanship Specifications; and Design Calculations.

Introduction to Hydrogeology (Université de Neuchâtel, SDC and UNHCR, 2015)

Introduction to Hydrology Course (Université de Neuchâtel, SDC, UNHCR)

This 289 page document provides and extensive introduction to applied hydrology and includes the following chapters: Introduction to the training course; Introduction to hydrogeology I; Introduction to hydrogeology II; Basic concepts of groundwater exploration; Bacteriological analysis of water; Basic concepts of groundwater protection; Basic concepts of aquifer characterisation: pumping tests; Well construction and rehabilitation
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UNHCR WASH Manual – Preliminary Version (UNHCR, 2015)


The UNHCR WASH Manual is a comprehensive and authoritative reference document for WASH interventions in refugee settings, built upon the experience of UNHCR and WASH organisations.

Handbook for Emergencies – Third Edition (UNHCR, 2007)


The UNHCR Handbook for Emergencies is a comprehensive and authoritative reference document for refugee settings, built upon the experience of UNHCR and partner organisations.