Water/Sanitation Webliography






World Bank



New Additions - May/June 2002 - (Click on underlined text to view full report)


 A Review of Control Methods for African Malaria Vectors. Activity Report 108  
(Download  628K PDF file.)

Programming, Participation, and Partnerships under Duress: The West Bank Village Water and Sanitation Program.  EHP Brief 5. (Download 531K PDF file.)


Key Factors for Sustainable Cost Recovery, 2002

World Bank WSP

 New Designs for Water and Sanitation Transactions: Making Private Sector Participation Work for the Poor, 2002.
PDF: 892KB

 Evolving Management Models for Small Towns Water Supply in a Transitional Economy
PDF: 636KB 

 Sanitation in Wonosobo: Two Evaluation Approaches Compared
PDF: 278KB  


Reducing and eliminating the use of persistent organic pesticides

Water Quality - Guidelines, Standards and Health: Assessment of Risk and Risk Management for Water-Related Infectious Disease

Rapid assessment of correlations between remotely sensed data and malaria prevalence in the Menoreh Hills area of Central Java, Indonesia

Leaflet: Water for Health - L'eau et la santé - Agua para la salud

Additional Online Resources (by Organization)


DFID Guidance Manual on Water Supply and Sanitation Programmes 

Environmental health promotion capacity building: A training guide based on CARE's Hygiene Promotion Manual FULL REPORT (PDF)

Chlorinating small water supplies - FULL REPORT (PDF)

Groundwater, latrines and health - FULL REPORT (PDF)

Guidelines for wastewater reuse in agriculture and aquaculture: recommended revisions based on new research evidence  - FULL REPORT (PDF) 

Health aspects of dry sanitation with waste re-use 

Healthcare or health risks? - FULL REPORT (HTM) 

How safe is safe? A review of the health impacts of water/sanitation projects - FULL REPORT (PDF)

Review of policy and standards for wastewater reuse in agriculture: A Latin American perspective - FULL REPORT (PDF)

Sharing it out: Introducing water demand management - strategies for small towns - FULL REPORT (PDF) 

Working together: The sharing of water and sanitation support services for small towns and villages -  FULL REPORT (PDF)


Activity Report 106, Nicaragua: Rural Water Supply, Sanitation, and Environmental Health Program  (Download 1.7MB PDF file) 

Case Studies on Decentralization of Water Supply and Sanitation Services in Latin America.  January 2001.
Available in a single unified file (602KB) and as individual case studies.

The Story of a Successful Public Private Partnership in Central America: Handwashing for Diarrheal Disease Prevention, 2002.
(download 3.5MB PDF file) 

Applied Study 10. Behavior First: A Minimum Package of Environmental Health Behaviors to Improve Child Health., 1999. 

Applied Study 8. Institutional Lessons Learned in Environmental Health Programs. 1999. 

Applied Study 7. Providing Urban Environmental Services for the Poor: Lessons Learned from Three Pilot Projects. 1998. 

Applied Study 6. Beyond Participation: Locally Based Demand for Environmental Health in Peri-Urban Areas. 

Applied Study 5. Better Sanitation Programming: A UNICEF Handbook. 1997. 

Applied Study 5.  Vers une meilleure programmation : Manuel de l'Assainissement.  UNICEF. July 1998.

Applied Study 5. Hacia una mejor programación: Manual sobre Saneamiento. UNICEF. July 1998. 

Applied Study 4. Child Survival and Environmental Health Interventions: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis,  1996. 

Applied Study 3. Prevention: Environmental Health Interventions to Sustain Child Survival. Revised February 1997. 

Applied Study 3. Prevención: Intervenciones de Salud Ambiental para sostenimiento de Supervivencia Infantil. Revised February 1997.

Applied Study 2. Financial Services and Environmental Health: Household Credit for Water and Sanitation, 1995.  


Serving the Water and Sanitation Sector, Project and Programme Paper, Jan. 2002.

From System to Service - Scaling up Community Management, Conference Report, Dec. 2001. 

Between Rural and Urban, Working Paper


.Hygiene Promotion Manual—UNICEF, 1999. 

Sanitation Handbook—EHP/UNICEF, 1999. 

Water Handbook—UNICEF, 1999 

Manual on Communication for Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation—UNICEF, 1999.


A Co-ordinators Manual - This manual is designed for staff who co-ordinate and plan surveillance programmes at national and municipal levels.

A Fieldworkers Guide - This manual is designed for fieldworkers who undertake routine surveillance of drinking-water supplies in developing countries.

Success and sustainability indicators for primary collection of solid waste - WEDC. 2000.

The sweeping business: developing entrepreneurial skills for the collection of solid waste - WEDC, 2001.  

World Bank

Contracting for public services: output-based aid and its applications, 2001. 

New Technical Standards for the Design and Construction of Sewerage Systems and Wastewater Treatment Plants 

Water Supply and Sanitation in PRSP Intiatives: A Desk Review of Emerging Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) PDF: 511KB 

An Anthropological view of sanitation issues in rural Bolivia. A Summary Condominial Water and Sewerage Systems: Costs of Implementation of the Model PDF: 295KB

Lower Costs with higher benefits. Water and Sewerage Services for low income households. Lessons from EAPP PDF: 532KB 

Menor costo con mayor beneficio. Servicios de agua y alcantarillado para familias de bajos ingresos. Lecciones del PPEA PDF: 547KB

Sistemas Condominiales de agua y alcantarillado: Evaluacion de Impacto PDF: 3831KB

Promoting Options for Cleaner, Healthier Lives: Translating Sector Strategy into Better Hygiene Practices in Lao PDR PDF: 179KB

Achieving sustained sanitation for the poor: Policy and strategy lessons from participatory assessments in Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam PDF: 1693KB 

Launching Sector Reforms: Supporting the Government of India pilot demand-responsive approaches to rural water supply and sanitation PDF: 382KB 

Linking Sustainability with Demand, Gender and Poverty: A Study of Community Managed Water Supply Projects in 15 Countries - World Bank, 2001 

Methodology for Participatory Assessment with Communities, Institutions and Policy Makers—World Bank, 2000.

Multi-Village Rural Water Supply Schemes: An Emerging Challenge – World Bank, 2001.


Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report—WHO/UNICEF, 2000  

World Water Day Report: Water and Health—WHO, 2001 

Safe management of wastes from health-care activities.  Geneva, WHO, 1999.available in pdf format

Guide for safe disposal of unwanted pharmaceuticals in and after emergencies. WHO, Geneva, 1999. WHO/EDM/PAR/99.2 available in Word format

 WHO guidelines for drinking water quality. WHO, Geneva, 1993-1998 .

 UN Synthesis Report on Arsenic - United Nations/WHO, 2001. 

Sanitation promotion. Geneva, WHO, 1998. 

Teacher's guide: Management of wastes from health-care activities. Geneva, WHO, 1998

PHAST Step-by-step guide: a participatory approach for the control of diarrhoeal disease. WHO, Geneva, 1998. WHO/EOS/98.3 

The PHAST initiative. Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation: a new approach to working communities. Geneva, WHO, 1996

Effect of viruses on public health associated with the use of wastewater and sewage sludge in agriculture and aquaculture Geneva, WHO, 1995

Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater and excreta in agriculture and aquaculture: executive summary. Geneva, WHO, 1989


Adopting a sustainable livelihoods approach to water projects: implications for policy and practice, ODI, 2000.  

Drawers of Water II—IIED 

VISION 21: Water for the People—WSSCC, 1999.

Water for the World Technical Notes—USAID, 1982. (Made available by Lifewater International)