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Water Safety Plans – Training Package

Organization World Health Organization, International Water Association
Year 2012
Topics Drinking Water Systems, Urban Water Management, Water & Health
Level of action Water & Sanitation services/ Utility level


WSPs are a risk-based preventative approach to most effectively protect drinking-water safety and are recommended in the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. WSPs are now being adopted worldwide, but they are not always fully understood by all stakeholders. Face-to-face training is therefore essential to ensure globally successful WSP implementation.

The training package consists of three components, a facilitator handbook, a participant workbook and accompanying PowerPoint presentations. It is structured around 13 learning modules based on the WHO/IWA WSP Manual: Step by step risk management for drinking-water supplies and the WHO/IWA WSP Quality Assurance Tool.

This material is not intended to be an off the shelf training package, but needs to be adapted to suit local needs. The training material should be updated to include national or regional examples or case-studies and to suit local interests.