A series of Oxfam manuals on the provision of water for conflict and natural disaster affected populations | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
January 2008
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
eldis:A37242

Access to water and sanitation is one of the major challenges faced by populations affected by conflict or natural disasters. The following technical manuals developed by the Oxfam Public Health Engineering Team aim to enable the provision of a reliable water supply for populations affected by conflict or natural disaster. Descriptions are given of the individual water treatment procedure followed by step by step instructions for implementation using Oxfam water kits/equipment including safety procedures and other considerations. Procedures include:

Water treatment – general overview of all treatment methods
Coagulation and disinfection
Water filtration
Hand-dug wells
Water pumping
Water storage
Water distribution

Diagrams, photographs, and organisational tools such as schedules and checklists are provided to make procedures clear and easy to carry out.

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Mission & Vision


Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, we work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions. Oxfam saves lives, develops long-term solutions to poverty, and campaigns for social change.


Our vision: A just world without poverty.


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