WASH REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

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.


    F-101/2015a UNHCR WASH Universal Access Checklist (UNHCR, 2015)


    This document has been designed to help UNHCR and WASH actors assess WASH infrastructure for potential access from the individual perspective of each type of vulnerable user in particular persons with disabilities, women, children, and the elderly.


    F-100/2015a UNHCR WASH Safety and Security Checklist (UNHCR, 2015)


    This document has been designed to help UNHCR and WASH actors assess potential WASH related safety and security issues related to trip, crush, pinch, pierce, cut, splinter, burn, poison, electrocution, road traffic accident, drowning, and gender based violence.


    OG-802 Operational Guidelines for Staff Health and Safety in Refugee WASH Programmes (UNHCR, 2015)


    This document provides health and safety guidelines for refugee WASH programmes for staff are involved in either: cleaning of toilets; maintenance of toilets; desludging of toilets; the collection and movement of excreta; the collection or movement of solid wastes; the handling of vector control or water treatment chemicals; any staff who may potentially come into contact with excreta, sewage, wastewater, solid waste, medical waste or any other sources of (potential) infection.


    DG-400 Design Guidelines for Toilets in Refugee Settings (UNHCR, 2015)


    This document contains guidelines for toilets in refugee settings including: site selection; prevention of surface or ground water contamination; pit reinforcement; toilet slab strength; toilet slab anchorage; sanitary sealing; use of plastic sheeting; toilet doors; privacy walls; vector control measures; rain and stormwater protection; wash block accessories; collection of anal cleansing and sanitary materials; material specifications; handwashing stations design considerations; and environmental considerations for sourcing wood .


    DG-300 Design Guidelines for Piped Water Networks in Refugee Settings (UNHCR, 2015)


    This document contains guidelines to help UNHCR and WASH actors design piped water networks in refugee settings. It describes the minimum documentation that should be included for a water network design project.


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


    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;


    EPANET Training Course (SDC, 2015)


    This 161 page document provides a thorough introduction to EPANET (US Environmental Protection Agency) water distribution network modelling software with a focus on designing networks for refugee settings.