The World Health Organization has continued to keep us abreast of statistics in terms of sanitation and drinking water assessment.
This is particularly significant in terms of monitoring the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the importance of improving the drinking water supply and sanitation on a global scale.
The current report which has been produced as a result of the Joint Monitoring Programme by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) provides information on final MDG assessments on a global, international and regional scale, as well as, highlights the changes in monitoring sanitation, water and hygiene since 1990.
The World Health Organization has made available the 4th ed. of its Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. This document builds on over fifty years of guidance and should serve as an authoritative basis for setting regulations and safety standards for drinking water safety. Please note that surface water is discussed in terms of control measures, hazard identification and verification.
According to the World Health Organization “It is the product of significant revisions to clarify and elaborate on ways of implementing its recommendations of contextual hazard identification and risk management, through the establishment of health-based targets, catchment-to-consumer water safety plans and independent surveillance.” (WHO, 2015).
In order to access this document, you can contact me via email or click on the link below (the 3rd ed. is also available via the link: