A Guide to Equitable Water Safety Planning: Ensuring No One is Left Behind
The official slogan of this year's International Water Day was "Leaving No One Behind". Now, the World Health Organization published a guide to ensure water safety around the world.
The lack of access to safe drinking-water is felt disproportionately by those who are disadvantaged socially, economically, demographically or geographically, and explicit consideration of these groups is required to understand and address disparities.
The document describes how, with relatively modest efforts, the water safety plan (WSP) approach can bring tangible improvements in water quality and availability for all users. By providing step-by-step guidance for all WSP stakeholders, as well as good practice examples from a broad range of countries and contexts, this document serves as a practical tool to help achieve safe water for all.