Rehabilitating Water Treatment Works after an Emergency

In urban areas, the population may be entirely reliant on the public water supply system for their drinking water. Modern water treatment works rely on the inputs of skilled operators as well as supplies of chemicals, electricity and machinery. A disaster can cause extensive damage to the works leading to a reduced or even a total loss of output. This technical note identifies the first steps to take towards rehabilitating a water treatment works after an emergency.

REED, B. REED, B. (2013): Rehabilitating Water Treatment Works after an Emergency. (= Technical Notes on Drinking-Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Emergencies , 6 ). Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO) URL [Accessed: 27.08.2013]