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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Post-Emergency Contexts (UNHCR, OXFAM GB)

UNHCR and Oxfam commissioned this study to better understand how emergency WASH services are delivered, and to identify how the provision of infrastructure can lead to sustainable service delivery and a more professional management mechanism. As many humanitarian crises are protracted in nature, emergency WASH services need to be sustained once humanitarian agencies depart. This report aims to review and identify alternative service delivery options, and to provide some pragmatic guidance that can be incorporated into emergency response programmes and tested, evaluated and built on in the future.

UNHCR WASH EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS

This WASH Equipment Catalogue has been produced by UNHCR’s WASH and Procurement Departments to improve the acquisition and effective procurement of WASH relief items.

The catalogue includes specifications and quality requirements for standard WASH equipment items such as pumps, tapstands, water tanks and water testing equipment.

    OG804/2016a Cash Based Interventions for WASH Programmes in Refugee Settings (UNHCR, 2016)

    This report is based on a desk-based review of secondary data, comprising published material as well as grey literature, supplemented with key informant interviews for programmes that lacked documentation. Section One summarises the current use of CBI in WASH programming. Section Two summarises the best practices and lessons learned including challenges faced, drawing on evidence from the project examples found. Section Three provides recommendations and best practice guidance for use of CBI in refugee settings. Section Four details existing tools and guidance.

    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-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.

    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.