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31 March 2017

Davao Water District Launches New Water Safety Plan

Philippines, Western Pacific

Davao City Water District (DCWD) launched its updated Water Safety Plan (WSP) this month. Among the upcoming activities are the WSP orientation to DCWD employees, the WSP Stakeholder Forum, and the WSP Internal and External Audit. The orientation is the first activity in the WSPâ...

22 December 2016

Happy New Year from the Water Safety Portal

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4 November 2016

WHO urban WSP training package available to download

Developed by the South-East Asia Regional Office of WHO, this urban WSP training package may be used either to train trainers or to train operators of water supply utilities or sector stakeholders. The materials are intended for use by governments, NGOs, private sector, academic ...

7 September 2016

Call for water safety plan trainers for global training event


In order to strengthen the quality and consistency of future water safety plan (WSP) training events, WHO is hosting a global WSP training of trainer (ToT) event from 14–18 November 2016.

This global ToT event will seek to strengthen global trainer capacity, promote awarenes...

13 July 2016

Launch of WHO publication Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment


Quantitative microbial risk assessment: application for water safety management synthesizes the current knowledge on quantitative microbial risk assessment to facilitate its application in the practice of water supply, water reuse and water recreation to support the management of...

13 July 2016

Launch of WHO publication Protecting Surface Water for Health


Protecting surface water for health: identifying, assessing and managing drinking-water quality risks in surface-water catchments provides a structured approach to the assessment and management of drinking-water quality related risks in surface-water catchments. The publication ...

27 June 2016

Key changes for water safety management within healthcare premises

United Kingdom

Last month the UK Department of Health released an updated version of the Health Technical Memorandum (HTM04-01), which gives advice and guidance on the maintenance, operation and management of water systems within healthcare premises. Water safety groups (WSG) and water safety ...

14 June 2016

Peruvian and Brazilian operators collaborate to improve security for staff and customers

Brazil, Peru

EMSAPUNO (Peru) water utility, operates under challenging topographic conditions in Puno in terms of water service provision. With limited space for expansion on flat land around the only freshwater source, Lake Titicaca, the operators incur high energy and maintenance costs asso...

3 June 2016

Water Safety Plan for Dominica being examined by stakeholders

Roseau, Dominica

A two-day National Stakeholder Consultation to assist in the development of a Water Safety Plan has commenced in Dominica. It is being hosted by the Dominica Water and Sewerage Company Limited (DOWASCO) in collaboration with the Environmental Health and Sustainable Development (...

1 June 2016

Global Water Safety Conference & New WSPortal launch


The Global Water Safety Conference was held on April 25-29, 2016, in Palawan, Philippines. The event was organized by the International Water Association (IWA) and the Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA), and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The focus...

13 May 2016

Think big, start small, scale up – new French version


Originally published in English in 2010, this document provides a 'road map' to support WSP implementation on a national level, providing guidance for country planners on how to initiate and carry out WSP implementation. This French language edition marks the first release in a s...

26 April 2016

Launched: ADB WSP Handbook

South-east Asia, Western Pacific

The ADB Handbook guides the efficient integration of the principles of the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality (2011) (GDWQ), including the Water Safety Framework and the Water Safety Plan (WSP) approach, into Asian Development Bank (ADB) urban w...