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Water safety planning: An introduction

A self-led online course on the water safety planning approach and its importance in ensuring a safe water supply for a community

2023 Available in English

A grandmother fetches water for her grandchildren.

Water safety planning ensures a safe water supply for all generations. Photo: Tom Price/Tearfund

Course details

40 minutes

What will you gain from the course?

  • An understanding of what makes water safe and how contaminants can enter a community’s water supply.
  • An introduction to water safety plans and how they help ensure safe water delivery to the point of consumption in communities.
  • A walk-through of the steps to developing a community water safety plan.

Course highlights

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  1. Learn about contaminants and how they could enter the water supply, making water unsafe to drink.

  2. Discover the water safety planning approach, which involves identifying potential risks along the entire water supply, from catchment to consumption.

  3. Use the six stages of developing a community water safety plan to develop your own plan.

  4. Recap what you have learnt about water safe planning  in the course.

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What have previous learners said?

  • It equips the community to play the role in managing quality of water instead of depending on government authorities.

  • It is simplified for a non-expert to read and understand, also easy to apply in the village.

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