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Household water treatment and safe storage in emergencies



A field manual for Red Cross/Red Crescent personnel and volunteers
manuel Jan 2008 ; 44 pages
Ed. IFRC - Genève
Téléchargeable sous format: PdF (2 330 ko)
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Abstract:
This booklet is aimed at Red Cross/Red Crescent field personnel and volunteers responding to emergencies involving problems with water. This manual presents the various options available to improve household water quality.
Contents include:
- An overview of water quality
- How to clean water at the household level through various means
- How to handle household water
- How to choose the right method of improving water quality
- How to promote the use of household water treatment and storage
After an intervention has been chosen, beneficiaries will require training in the use of specific treatment method. This manual contains short fact sheets that can be distributed for use by volunteers in carrying out this training.
Contents:
Water quality overview 2
Introduction to household water treatment and safe storage 4
Methods for household water treatment 6
Straining 6
Disinfection 7
Boiling 8
Solar 10
Chemical disinfection 12
Sedimentation 15
Three pot method 16
Chemical sedimentation 18
Filtration 20
Candle filters 20
Sand filters 21
Safe storage and handling 22
Promotion of household water treatment
and safe storage at household level 24
Household water treatment and safe storage decision tree 27
Fact sheets 30
Three pot method 30
How to treat water with WaterGuard (Sûr’Eau) 32
How to treat water with chlorine tablets 34
How to treat water with Watermaker 36
How to treat water with PUR sachet 38

Mots clefs:

humanitaire, urgentiste (CI) (DT) (OP) , potabilisation (CI) (DT) (OP)

Editeur/Diffuseur:

IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Genève - Suisse
    

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