Ever since the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that water suppliers implement Water Safety Plans (WSPs) in 2004, there has been growing demand for more guidance on how to develop such strategies. A new workbook answers the call by describing in clear and practical terms how to go about drawing up a WSP and putting it into practice. Advice is given through 11 learning modules, each representing a key step in the WSP development and implementation process.

Each module outlines activities that should be carried out, lists typical challenges that may be encountered, and summarises the essential outputs to be produced. An 'examples and tools' section provides resources that can be adapted, including tables and checklists, template forms, diagrams and practical tips to help a WSP team address specific challenges. A range of case studies aims to make WSP concepts more concrete and to help readers anticipate issues and challenges that may arise.

Water Safety Plan Manual
Step-by-Step Risk Management for Drinking-water Suppliers
WHO, 2009. 108 pp.
ISBN 978 92 4 156263 8
US$20 - €13.50
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