UNHCR WASH Resources

D-400/2015a Emergency Trench Latrine (Poles and Plastic with Raised Option) Design and BoQ (UNHCR, 2015)

This document contains documentation to help UNHCR and WASH actors install emergency trench latrines (poles and plastic) in refugee settings. The package includes: Technical Drawings; Step by Step Construction Drawings; Bills of Quantity; Material and Workmanship Specifications; and Design Calculations.

Costing Water Services in Refugee Camps (IRC and UNHCR, 2015)

This report applies the life-cycle costs approach (LCCA) to the provision of water services in two UN refugee camps, Bambasi in Ethiopia and Kounoungou in Chad. It is based on cost data from financial reports in Geneva and both camps and on service-level data collected through the UNHCR monitoring system and on site through water point surveys.
The purpose of the study was (1) to better understand the structure, magnitude and drivers of the cost of providing a targeted level of water service to refugees, and (2) to reflect on the applicability of LCCA in the UNHCR monitoring framework and the potential for implementing it in systematically.

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.