The Surveillance Programme was instituted as a part of a WHO demonstration project to enforce water quality standards, educate consumers and prioritize investments in the water sector.
|Title||Surveillance and improvement of Peruvian drinking water supplies|
|Year of Publication||1991|
|Authors||Rojas, R, Lloyd, BJ, Wheeler, D, Pardon, M, Wedgwood, K, Bartram, J|
|Pagination||xii, 54 p.: fig., tab., photogr.|
|Publisher||University of Surrey, Robens Institute|
|Place Published||Guildford, UK|
|Keywords||cab92/1, demonstration projects, institutional development, methodology, peru, piped distribution, programmes, quality control, rural areas, safe water supply, slow sand filtration, tank trucks, training, urban areas, water quality monitoring|
The Surveillance Programme was instituted as a part of a WHO demonstration project to enforce water quality standards, educate consumers and prioritize investments in the water sector. Five key indicators were chosen for classification of water supply service: quality, quantity, cost, coverage and continuity. Urban and rural surveillance methodologies were developed separately and systematized. Training modules were developed for all levels of staff from the environmental health technicians working in the field to regional coordinators and directors. Implementation of the devised strategies proved to be quite effective in location and precision of areas needing improvement. Field trials resulted in the refinement of the methods and systems, and draft surveillance manuals were written. Responsibility for the project was progressively transferred from the consultants to the Peruvian Ministry of Health, and was successfully completed in 1990.
|Notes||Bibliography: p. 53-54|
|Custom 1||242, 827|