The main objective of the training programme is to promote greater concern among health and public water supply authorities for the need to undertake more efficient drinking water quality surveillance, especially in rural areas of developing countries.
|WHO/DANIDA course on surveillance and control of drinking water quality, Arusha, November 1990
|Year of Publication
|Wheeler, D, Dahi, E, Helmer, R
|Ca. 250 p.: fig., tab.
|Centre for Developing Countries, Technical University of Denmark
|chlorination, community participation, fluoride removal, health education, iron removal, laboratory testing, maintenance, pot chlorination, quality guidelines, rural supply systems, slow sand filtration, source protection, training courses, water quality monitoring
The main objective of the training programme is to promote greater concern among health and public water supply authorities for the need to undertake more efficient drinking water quality surveillance, especially in rural areas of developing countries. Special attention should be given to the water quality problems of small community water supplies, as the prevalance of contaminated supplies is high, mainly because of poor sanitation and hygienic conditions. This manual aims to train public health officiers in using water quality guidelines, in preparing national standards, planning for surveillance programmes and conducting sanitary inspections. Through sanitary inspections the public health officers are enabled to select and to protect the water sources, to introduce preventive and corrective measures and ensure proper operation and maintenance.