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Recent Reports

Strategic Paper 1. Case Studies on Decentralization of WS&S Services in Latin America.  Now available 

in Spanish

in English

Activity Report 103, Forum for Knowledge Sharing and Lessons Learned, Programa Rural de Agua Potable, Saneamiento y Salud Ambiental, Managua, Nicaragua

WASH Golden Oldies


EHP prepares and disseminates a variety of reports and other materials on environmental health. Some describe particular environmental health activities in a single country or region; others discuss more general issues relating to environmental health, such as ways to improve environmental health field programs, development of indicators for specific environmental health interventions, and methods of assessing results.

The first five-year contract (EHP I) ran from 1993 to 1999 (with a six-month extension). The second five-year contract (EHP II) was awarded in June 1999. Most of the reports listed here were published under the first EHP contract. As additional reports are published, they are being added to this list. Watch for monthly updates!

How to Access EHP Reports

It is EHP's goal to make its publications available electronically.  Virtually all publications from 1997 onward can be retrieved from this site in electronic format.  Documents are provided in PDF (Portable Document Format) and require either the Adobe Acrobat browser plugin or the Acrobat Reader software for viewing.  These programs can be downloaded for free from Adobe.

If you wish to receive a copy of an EHP publication which is not available electronically, please send an e-mail to [email protected].

How EHP Publications Are Organized

Strategic Papers: A new category which includes technical reports, guidelines, frameworks, and issues papers.  They examine broad topics rather than specific field assignments in one location.

Activity Reports: Products of specific requests for technical assistance by USAID missions or bureaus.  Designed primarily to meet the need of the client, these reports also document the work of EHP in various countries, regions, or in specific technical areas.  Publications from the current contract period (1999-2004) start with Activity Report 101.  Those from the first contract (1993-1999) are numbered 1 through 79.

Applied Studies: Peer reviewed concept papers, guidelines, and frameworks on topics of broad interest in environmental health aimed at the development community. All reports in this category were prepared during the first EHP contract (1993-1999).

Capsule Reports: Short (8-10 page) pamphlets which condense or synthesize information on a technical topic to reach a wide audience

E-Newsletter: A monthly newsletter on EHP happenings and activities.  Initiated January 2001, distributed by e-mail.  To subscribe, please send your request to [email protected].

EH&P: Periodic newsletters from EHP I (1993-1999).  Each issue contains an article on a particular topic of concern to EHP, plus information on EHP activities.

Lessons Learned Fliers:  Four-page reports summarizing EHP activities, lessons learned and key issues for eight results areas during the first five years of EHP. 

Special Brochures: Lively illustrated 8"x 8" booklets describing an EHP approach or methodology, with many field examples, diagrams, photos, and guidelines for action.

WASH Reports

Golden Oldies now available: EHP’s predecessor, the Water and Sanitation for Health (WASH) Project, in operation under three consecutive contracts from 1980 through 1994, published over 500 reports.  Print copies of all WASH reports are available from USAID's Development Experience Clearinghouse Reports can be located in that system by author, title, or subject, or by citing the USAID project  number. The three WASH contracts were project numbers 9311176, 9365942, and 9365973.  The following "golden oldies"-- the most popular WASH reports--are also available in print and/or electroncally. To order print copies, contact [email protected]. As indicated by hyperlinks, several of these are now available electronically.

TR 32  Facilitator Guide for Conducting a Team Planning Meeting, by Wilma Gormley and Fred Rosensweig  (print copies also available in  French,  Spanish, and Russian)

TR 37  Guidelines for Institutional Assessment: Water and Wastewater Institutions, by Donald E. Cullivan et al.  (print copies also available in  French, Spanish, and Arabic)

TR 41  Facilitator Guide for Conducting a Project Start-Up Workshop, by Daniel B. Edwards and John J. Pettit.

TR 62  Tech Pack: Steps for Implementing Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Projects, by May Yacoob and Philip Roark. (print copies available in English and Spanish)

TR 66  Health Benefits from Improvements in Water Supply and Sanitation: Survey and Analysis of the Literature on Selected Diseases, by Steven Esrey et al. 

TR 85  Constraints in Providing Water and Sanitation Services to the Urban Poor, by Tova Maria Solo, Eduardo Perez, and Steve Joyce.

TR 86 The Unique Challenges of Improving Peri-Urban Sanitation, by William Hogrewe, Steven D. Joyce, and Eduardo Perez.

TR 87  Conducting a Team Planning Meeting for Studies and Concept Development Tasks: Facilitator's Guide, by Fred Rosensweig and Steven Joyce.

TR 88  Guidelines for Improving Wastewater and Solid Waste Management, by Richard N. Andrews et al. (13,183 KB).  Also available in Spanish (15,797KB).

TR 89  Designing and Implementing Decentralization Programs in the Water and Sanitation Sector, by Daniel B. Edwards, Fred Rosensweig, and Edward Salt.

TR 92  Making Interdisciplinary Teams Work: A Guide for Team Leaders and Technical Assistance Managers, by Claudia Liebler. (260KB)

Fact Sheet:  Water Reuse in Developing Countries (including Guidelines for Wastewater Reuse) (3,903KB)


EHP is sponsored by the Office of Health and Nutrition in the Center for Population, Health and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Programs, Field Support and Research of the U.S. Agency for International Development
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