Learn and teach others about water, sanitation and hygiene

You want to increase quality-of-life for people by helping to provide better water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). But it’s hard to find accurate, easy-to-understand information. This site was created to support you with free resources that will increase your knowledge, help you make better decisions, and assist in teaching others.

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Oct 20, 2022

Learn About Drinking Water Quality Testing

A collection of short e-learning tools and job aids to help humanitarian and development workers test the quality of drinking water under field conditions.

E-Learning

Oct 5, 2022

Trainer's guide: Hygiene Workshop for Food Processors in School Kitchens

In this module you will learn how to use the lesson plan and materials to facilitate a 3-hour session with food processors from school kitchens.

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Mar 3, 2022

Learn About Household Water Treatment

Wondering how you can provide safe drinking water in homes, schools and clinics in your community? Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) is a simple and effective solution. Find all the basics to get started here!

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Nov 30, 2021

School Kitchen Hygiene Poster: Kitchen Superheroes

Use this poster to promote good hygiene practices in school kitchens.

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Nov 30, 2021

School Kitchen Hygiene Sticker: Cleaning Kit

One of three stickers to be printed and used as reminders and nudges in school kitchens. This sticker is to be placed on cleaning kits, it lists the items they should contain.

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Nov 30, 2021

School Kitchen Hygiene Sticker: Chlorine Disinfectant Solution

One of three stickers that are printed and used as reminders and warnings in school kitchens. This sticker is to be affixed to a spray bottle. It contains the recipe for a chlorine cleaning solution.

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Nov 30, 2021

School Kitchen Hygiene Sticker: Handwashing

One of three stickers to be printed and used as reminders and nudges in school kitchens. This sticker is designed to be placed in critical places around the school kitchen reminding staff to wash their hands, "their health is in my hands".

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Nov 30, 2021

Lesson Plan: Hygiene Workshop for Food Processors in School Kitchens

Download this lesson plan and materials to facilitate a 3-hour session with food processors from school kitchens.

Document

Nov 30, 2021

School Kitchen Hygiene: Task Table

Print this task schedule to organize and monitor the cleaning of school kitchens.

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Apr 10, 2018

Biosand Filter Use and Maintenance Videos

Watch and share these 9 videos to learn more about how a biosand filter works, how to use it and how to maintain it.

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About CAWST

CAWST is a Canadian charity and licensed engineering firm. We address the global need for safe drinking water and sanitation by building local knowledge and skills on household solutions people can implement themselves.

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Development of this website and creation of collections of emergency themed tools on Water Treatment, Water Quality Testing, Behavior Change and Sanitation funded by Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance - USAID.

This project is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of CAWST (Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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