Erik Rottier and Margaret Ince


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Disease and disease transmission

Chapter 3: Disease in the population

Chapter 4: Water and environmental sanitation projects

Chapter 5: Domestic water supply

Chapter 6: Sanitation

Chapter 7: Drainage

Chapter 8: Solid waste management

Annexe 1: Listing of diseases related to water and environmental sanitation

Annexe 2: Summary tables of infections related to water and environmental
sanitation (excluding vector-borne infections)

Annexe 3: Summary tables of vector-borne infections, vectors and their control

Annexe 4: Chlorination of drinking water

Annexe 5: Calculating the size of pits for latrines, and assessing their infiltration capacity

Annexe 6: Designing a simple stormwater drainage system

Annexe 7: Priorities and standards in emergency situations


Alphabetical index of diseases

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Improving health is one of the main goals of water and environmental sanitation (WES) interventions. Despite this, many aid and development workers may have only a limited knowledge of the infections they try to prevent. Although the relevant information does exist, it is often scattered in specialised literature and rarely finds its way into the field.

This manual addresses this problem by presenting information on these infections in relation to the interventions that fieldworkers typically control – i.e: water supply, sanitation, drainage, solid waste management, and vector control. It has been produced primarily for non-medical aid and development workers, but anyone working in WES, or in the prevention of infections related to WES, will find this book useful.