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

F32 - Thumb - Well Cleaning and Chlorination Log Sheet

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.

Sphere Minimum Standards and Indicators for Humanitarian Response (SPHERE, 2011)

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)

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.

UNHCR Refugee WASH Standards and Indicators (UNHCR, 2016)

WASH Standards and indicators, December 2015

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.

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
Recharge quantification in semi-arid areas with remote sensing;

Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage in Refugee Situations, (UNHCR, 2015)

Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage in Refugee Situations (UNHCR, 2015)

This document contains guidelines to help WASH actors in refugee settings select household water treatment products. The document includes an overview of: • Categories of HWTS; • Health benefits; • When to use HWTS and existing decision tree; • Criteria regarding HWT to be considered by the field; • Mandatory components; • UNHCR Checklist for HWTS; • HWT concerns; • Household water treatment cards; • Safe water storage;• Further reading; • Acknowledgement

Hepatitis E Response in Refugee Settings (UNHCR, 2015)

Hepatitis E Response in Refugee Settings (UNHCR)

This brief is intended to highlight key elements of an effective response to an outbreak of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in refugee setting. It focuses on specific response actions, including the review of common risks associated with health, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). The overall implementation of response actions and mode of operation should be context specific, as highlighted by the examples given from Dadaab (Ifo) Kenya and South Sudan.

Water Quality Study in Refugee Operations (UNHCR and SMU, 2011)


The SMU team conducted five sampling missions to UNHCR refugee camps in Uganda, Kenya, Bangladesh, Djibouti, and Liberia. Overall, these missions were considered a success with 17 camps, 7 villages, and a few additional sites visited. The team collected 213 camp samples and 229 total samples for analyses in the laboratory. Camp conditions and source water characteristics varied widely amongst the five countries but also within the camps themselves.

Water Safety Plan for Dadaab Refugee Camps (CDC, 2009)

Water Safety Plan Dadaab (CDC, 2009)

Water safety plan produced by CDC following a technical support visit to Dadaab in 2009. The report contains: An overview of Dadaab water supply system; Identification of hazards and risks; Control measures and prioritisation of risks; Sanitation and hygiene; and Conclusions.

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.