While this Water and Sanitation Safety Planning Compendium might seem a little far from civil protection and flood response issues, it deals with very important elements to remember during floods and their aftermaths. In order to identify possible sources of hazards and risks, the knowledge about an adequate quality of water and sanitation, the pathways of contamination and the associated risks, as well as the prevention of risks are essential.  This publication introduces readers into the Water and Sanitation Safety Plan (WSSP) methodology: an efficient way to manage drinking water and sanitation safely and based on the Water Safety Plan and Sanitation Safety Plan approach by World Health Organisation (WHO).

The first part of Compendium focuses on how to accomplish a water and sanitation safety plan, it consists of 8 modules, explaining the approach of developing water and sanitation safety plans (WSSP) for small-scale water supplies, and provides basic and practical guidance for developing a WSSP. Part B explains more on the background information needed for developing WSSP. Last part addresses especially the youth and the schools but it can be useful for local authorities as well.

The three parts of the WSSP Compendium are available for downloading in five different languages (English, Macedonian, Romanian, Albanian and Bulgarian):

Part A: English, Macedonian, Romanian, Albanian and Bulgarian Part B: English, Macedonian, Romanian, Albanian and Bulgarian Part C: English, Macedonian, Romanian, Albanian and Bulgarian

The Water and Sanitation Safety Planning Compendium, published in 2017, is by Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), an international network of over 150 women’s and civil society organisations implementing projects in 50 countries and advocating globally to shape a just and sustainable world. Editors of the WSSP Compendium are Margriet Samwel and Claudia Wendland, both from WECF. This is the second edition, prepared in the framework of the export initiative environmental technologies by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety.