Explore Drinking Water Quality Testing

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Apr 6, 2023

Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Testing (DWQT) Workshop

This collection contains the resources for both trainers and participants for the Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Testing (DWQT) workshop.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 21, 2023

Product Sheets for Drinking Water Quality Testing

A collection of examples of products to help humanitarian and development workers test the quality of drinking water under field conditions.

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English

Spanish

French

Collection

Mar 13, 2023

Learn About Chlorine

Learn About Chlorine

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Arabic

English

Spanish

French

Haitian Creole

Swahili

Collection

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.

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Arabic

English

Spanish

French

Collection

Jul 14, 2022

Learn About Drinking Water Treatment for Emergency Contexts

A collection of short e-learning tools and job aids to help water technicians treat, disinfect and safely handle drinking water under field conditions.

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Arabic

English

Spanish

French

Collection

Oct 29, 2021

Competency Frameworks

This collection of competency frameworks can be used by individuals and organizations in two main ways: Assess job performance and compare it against defined standards Identify potential areas for professional development to improve overall performance Competencies are the abilities required to perform specific tasks and express specific knowledge. CAWST’s competency frameworks use behavioural or task-based competencies in combination with knowledge components.

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English

Spanish

French

Collection

Jul 11, 2018

Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Workshop

This collection contains the resources for both trainers and participants for the Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage workshop. This two to three day workshop provides an introduction to drinking water quality, the Multi-Barrier Approach to safe drinking water, household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) options, behaviour change, and implementation best practices. The intended participants are people responsible for making decisions about HWTS selection and implementation.

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English

Spanish

French

Collection

Oct 2, 2013

Water Source: Sanitary Inspection Forms

Use these sanitary inspection forms to evaluate actual and potential sources of contamination for different water sources.

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English

Spanish

French

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Apr 6, 2023

4 Day Trainer Agenda (DWQT)

This is a sample trainer agenda for a 4-day Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Testing Workshop.

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English

Spanish

French

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Apr 6, 2023

4 Day Workshop Agenda (DWQT)

This is a sample workshop agenda for a 4-day Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Testing Workshop.

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English

Spanish

French

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Apr 6, 2023

5 Day Workshop Agenda (DWQT)

This is a sample workshop agenda for a 5-day Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Testing Workshop.

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English

Spanish

French

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Apr 6, 2023

5 Day Trainer Agenda (DWQT)

This is a sample trainer agenda for a 5-day Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Testing Workshop.

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English

Spanish

French

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Apr 6, 2023

Certificate Template (DWQT)

This certificate template can be used for participants upon completing the Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Testing Workshop.

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English

Spanish

French

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Apr 6, 2023

Energizers

A list of short, fun activities for use between workshop lessons.

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English

Spanish

French

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Apr 6, 2023

Participant List Template (DWQT)

This participant list template is a tool that will help you keep a database of participant information.

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English

Spanish

French

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Apr 6, 2023

Pre-Workshop Questionnaire (DWQT)

This questionnaire helps the trainer to understand their audience and their level of knowledge pre-workshop.

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English

Spanish

French

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Apr 6, 2023

Workshop Evaluation Template (DWQT)

This questionnaire is to be handed out at the end of the workshop to give the trainer constructive feedback on the workshop.

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English

Spanish

French

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Apr 6, 2023

Workshop Evaluation Summary Template (DWQT)

This is a template of how to display the results of your final workshop evaluations.

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English

Spanish

French

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Apr 6, 2023

Workshop Outline (DWQT)

This workshop outline contains a workshop description, objectives, audience, content and training materials needed for this workshop.

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English

Spanish

French

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Apr 6, 2023

Workshop Report Template (DWQT)

This is a template of how to report on the final outcomes and evaluation results for the Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Testing Workshop.

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English

Spanish

French

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Apr 5, 2023

Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Testing Trainer Manual (DWQT)

This manual is for trainers who are interested in delivering training on drinking water quality testing. It includes lesson plans and guidance on training delivery.

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English

Spanish

French

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Apr 5, 2023

Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Testing Workbook

This participant workbook is used throughout the Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Testing Workshop.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 28, 2023

Water Sampling Technical Brief (DWQT)

This brief discusses how many water samples you should take depending on your needs and how to collect and transport water samples from different sources.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 28, 2023

Aspects of Drinking Water Quality Technical Brief (DWQT)

This brief discusses four aspects of drinking water quality: microbiological, chemical, acceptability and radiological.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 28, 2023

Interpreting and Reporting Drinking Water Quality Test Results Technical Brief (DWQT)

The information provided in this brief will help you understand and interpret your water quality test results.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 28, 2023

Quality Control in Drinking Water Quality Testing Technical Brief (DWQT)

This brief provides useful information on how to ensure that your water quality testing produces reliable, accurate and precise results.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 28, 2023

Sanitary Inspections Technical Brief (DWQT)

This brief describes sanitary inspections and provides information on assessing and monitoring small water supplies and household water treatment and storage systems.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 28, 2023

Testing for Acceptability Aspects in Drinking Water Quality Technical Brief (DWQT)

This brief looks at ways to measure acceptability aspects in drinking water.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 28, 2023

Testing for Chemical Aspects Technical Brief (DWQT)

This brief outlines some of the many types of portable test kits available to measure various chemical parameters in drinking water.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 28, 2023

Testing for Microbiological Aspects Technical Brief (DWQT)

This brief describes three main test methods to detect fecal contamination (presence of indicator bacteria) in drinking water.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 27, 2023

Arsenic Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the sources of arsenic in water, health effects, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 27, 2023

Chlorine Fact Sheet (Chemical)

This fact sheet describes the chemical chlorine and its use in water, health effects, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 27, 2023

Fluoride Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the sources of fluoride in water, health effects, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 27, 2023

Iron Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the sources of iron in water, health effects, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 27, 2023

Manganese Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the sources of manganese in water, health effects, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 27, 2023

Nitrate and Nitrite Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the sources of nitrate and nitrite in water, health effects, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 27, 2023

pH Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the chemical parameter of pH in drinking water, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 27, 2023

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the sources of total dissolved solids in water, health effects, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 21, 2023

Delagua Portable Test Kit Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the Delagua Portable Test Kit.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 20, 2023

Evaluating a Lab Report Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers the essentials of a laboratory report and how to understand it.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Workshop Introduction Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan introduces the workshop to participants including ground rules and learning expectations.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Safe Drinking Water Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers safe water characteristics, water contamination, and guidelines and standards.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Testing Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers why to test, an introduction to water quality testing and testing option selection.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Aspects of Drinking Water Quality Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers aspects of drinking water quality.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Sanitary Inspections Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers water supply systems, risks to small water supplies, and sanitary inpections.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Water Sampling Procedures Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers water sampling theory and practice.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Microbiological Testing Methods Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers microbiological testing methods.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Dilutions Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers dilution theory and dilution factors.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Quality Control Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers quality control, aseptic practices and health and safety in water quality testing.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Microbiological Testing Practice Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers presence-absence and membrane filtration microbiological testing methods.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Colony Counting Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers colony counting in microbiological testing of water quality.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Acceptability Aspects Testing Methods Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers testing acceptability aspects and turbidity.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Concentration and Unit Conversions Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers why and how to use concentration and unit conversions in water quality testing.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Chemical Testing Methods Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers chemical testing methods.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Chemical Testing Practice Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers colour comparators and other (optional) chemcial testing methods.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Interpreting Results Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers interpreting test data, making conclusions and recommendations.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Reporting Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers reporting test results.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Workshop Closing Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers closing the workshop.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 15, 2023

Field Trip Lesson Plan (DWQT)

This lesson plan covers planning for an optional field trip.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Hach DR 900 Colorimeter Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the Hach DR 900 Colorimeter.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

ENPHO Arsenic Test Kit Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the ENPHO Arsenic Test Kit.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Hach Arsenic Low Range Test Kit Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the Hach Arsenic Low Range Test Kit.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Hach Chlorine Colour Comparator Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the Hach Chlorine Colour Comparator.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Palintest Arsenator Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the Palintest Arsenator.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Palintest Comparator Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the Palintest Comparator.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Palintest Photometer Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the Palintest Photometer.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

3M Petrifilm Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about 3M Petrifilm.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Absorbent Pads Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about absorbent pads.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

ENPHO Presence Absence Test Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the ENPHO Presence Absence Test.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Filter Paper Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about filter paper for water quality testing.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Hach Pathoscreen Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the Hach Pathoscreen.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Hach Portable Incubator Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the Hach Portable Incubator.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Hova Bator Incubator Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the Hova Bator Incubator.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

IDEXX Colilert Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about IDEXX Colilert.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

IDEXX Quanti-Tray Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the IDEXX Quanti-Tray.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Nalgene Analytical Filter Units Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about Nalgene Analytical Filter Units.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Petri Dishes Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about petri dishes.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Palintest Turbidimeter Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the Palintest Turbidimeter.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Turbidity Tube Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about turbidity tubes.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Palintest Portable Test Kit Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the Palintest Portable Test Kit.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Nasco Whirl Pak Bags Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about Nasco Whirl Pak Bags.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Aquagenx CBT EC + TC MPN Kit Product Sheet

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the Aquagenx CBT EC + TC MPN Kit.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Aquagenx CBT EC + TC P/A Kit

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the Aquagenx CBT EC + TC P/A Kit.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Aquagenx Field Kits

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the Aquagenx Field Kits.

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English

Spanish

French

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Mar 13, 2023

Aquagenx GEL EC CFU Kit

This product sheet has a product description, distributor information, availability, cost, storage, and maintenance information about the Aquagenx GEL EC CFU Kit.

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English

Spanish

French

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Nov 1, 2022

Safe Drinking Water Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes safe drinking water and sources of contamination. (Designed for Lesson Plan 2 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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English

Spanish

French

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Nov 1, 2022

Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Testing Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes the purpose of drinking water quality testing and explains different options. (Designed for Lesson Plan 3 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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English

Spanish

French

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Nov 1, 2022

Aspects of Drinking Water Quality Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes the 4 aspects of water quality including microbiological, key chemical and acceptability parameters. (Designed for Lesson Plan 4 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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English

Spanish

French

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Nov 1, 2022

Sanitary Inspections Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes how to assess risks to small water supplies using sanitary inspections. (Designed for Lesson Plan 5 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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English

Spanish

French

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Nov 1, 2022

Microbiological Test Methods Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes three microbiological testing methods and their advantages and limitations. (Designed for Lesson Plan 7 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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English

Spanish

French

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Nov 1, 2022

Dilutions Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes dilitions in drinking water quality testing. (Designed for Lesson Plan 8 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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English

Spanish

French

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Nov 1, 2022

Colony Counting Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes how to count bacterial colonies in drinking water samples. (Designed for Lesson Plan 11 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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English

Spanish

French

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Nov 1, 2022

Acceptability Aspects Test Methods Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes key acceptability aspects of drinking water and how to test for them. (Designed for Lesson Plan 12 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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English

Spanish

French

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Nov 1, 2022

Concentration and Unit Conversions Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation explains concentration and units and explains how to calculate unit conversions. (Designed for Lesson Plan 13 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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English

Spanish

French

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Nov 1, 2022

Chemical Test Methods Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes how to test for chemical aspects in drinking water. (Designed for Lesson Plan 14 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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English

Spanish

French

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Nov 1, 2022

Interpreting Results Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes how to interpret water quality testing data and make basic observations and recommendations. (Designed for Lesson Plan 16 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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English

Spanish

French

Video

Oct 20, 2022

Membrane Filtration Demo

Membrane Filtration (MF) is the most accurate method to determine the number of bacteria in a water sample and is the internationally recognized standard. This demo will demonstrate membrane filtration using Palintest equipment.

Languages

English

Video

Oct 20, 2022

Color Comparator Demo - Iron Test

Color Disc Comparators are designed to react with specific chemicals such as iron, chlorine and fluoride. This demo shows how to use a color comparator to measure iron levels in water.

Languages

English

Video

Oct 20, 2022

Most Probable Number Demo

This demo will show how to conduct a most probable number (MPN) microbiological test using a Hach Pathoscreen Test Kit.

Languages

English

Video

Oct 20, 2022

Presence Absence (PA) Demo

Presence-absence (P-A) is a test that depends on a colour change to indicate the presence of microbiological contamination. This demo will show how to conduct a PA test using Hach Pathoscreen medium.

Languages

English

E-Learning

Jun 22, 2022

Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Testing

Why do we test the quality of drinking water? How do we do that? Are there options available and what options should we choose? All of these questions are considered in this learning module.

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English

Spanish

French

E-Learning

Jun 21, 2022

Concentration and Unit Conversions

Are you confused about figuring out concentration and what units to use in water quality testing? This tool will help you make sense of it all, and will let you practice your unit conversion skills.

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English

Spanish

French

E-Learning

Jun 21, 2022

Dilutions

At the end of this module, you will be able to discuss the importance of diluting water samples and to calculate a Dilution Factor.

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English

Spanish

French

E-Learning

Jun 21, 2022

Chemical Testing Methods

Learn to identify and compare different chemical test methods.

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English

Spanish

French

E-Learning

Jun 21, 2022

Microbiological Testing Methods

Learn to identify and evaluate different microbiological testing methods.

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English

Spanish

French

E-Learning

Jun 21, 2022

How to use a pool test kit

This tool teaches you step-by-step how to use a pool test kit to measure pH, free chlorine and total chlorine. It also includes troubleshooting tips.

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English

Spanish

French

E-Learning

Jun 21, 2022

Colony Counting

Learn how to properly count the number of bacteria in a water sample.

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English

Spanish

French

E-Learning

Jun 21, 2022

Turbidity

Learn how to correctly measure turbidity using a turbidity tube.

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English

Spanish

French

E-Learning

Jun 21, 2022

Interpreting Results

Interpreting data is an important part of drinking water quality testing. You need to know how to make basic conclusions and recommendations, and to identify common errors in recording DWQT data. This module will help you acquire those skills.

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English

Spanish

French

E-Learning

Jun 21, 2022

Aspects of Drinking Water Quality

Learn to identify different types of pathogens, and to describe microbiological indicator organisms. Also examine the impacts of priority chemicals on drinking water.

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English

Spanish

French

E-Learning

Apr 14, 2022

Aseptic Practices for Water Sample Collection

Learn about the best practices and sanitary methods that limit errors and prevent secondary or cross contamination when collecting water samples for testing. 

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English

Spanish

E-Learning

Dec 1, 2021

Check Before you Disinfect: Batch Chlorination Scenario

Turbidity, pH, and temperature can all impact how fast and how well chlorine products can disinfect drinking water. Challenge yourself as you manage a water delivery at a humanitarian camp; select and evaluate the required water parameter tests and learn how these parameters can affect chlorine dosage and contact time.

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Arabic

English

Spanish

French

E-Learning

Nov 29, 2021

Field Sampling Checklist (for mobile)

This online checklist will help you prepare to collect water samples for water quality testing. Never forget an essential item again!

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Arabic

English

Spanish

French

Document

Oct 19, 2021

Calculate your Chlorine Dose: Modified Horrocks' Test Instructions

This guide provides instructions for conducting the Modified Horrocks Test. This test is used to determine the effective chlorine dose for batch chlorination of drinking water.

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Arabic

English

Spanish

French

E-Learning

Aug 23, 2021

What Did You Forget? (Field Sampling Preparation)

Have you ever arrived at a site to collect water samples, only to find you are missing an essential item? This tool will help you prepare!

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Arabic

English

Spanish

French

E-Learning

Aug 18, 2021

Free Residual Chlorine - What Does it Mean?

Are you confused about the difference between free residual, combined and consumed chlorine in drinking water? We can help.

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Arabic

English

Spanish

French

E-Learning

Aug 16, 2021

How to Whirl that Sample Bag!

It might seem simple but there is a technique for how to handle a whirl-pak sample bag for collecting water samples. Learn how here.

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Arabic

English

Spanish

French

Video

Aug 16, 2021

Measure Free Residual Chlorine with a Pooltester

Watch a short video demonstration on how to use a pooltester kit to measure free residual chlorine in a water sample.

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Arabic

English

Spanish

French

Video

Aug 16, 2021

Measure pH, Free and Total Chlorine using a Pooltester

Watch a short video demonstration on how to use a pooltester kit to measure pH, free residual and total chlorine in a water sample.

Languages

Arabic

English

Spanish

French

E-Learning

Aug 16, 2021

What's Happening with the Chlorine Levels?

This microlearning tool helps you discover potential problems when testing pH and chlorine in the field using a pooltester kit.

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Arabic

English

Spanish

French

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Aug 11, 2021

Pooltester User Guide

This guide provides instructions on the correct use of a pooltester kit to measure pH, free residual chlorine (FRC) and total chlorine (TC).

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Arabic

English

Spanish

French

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Aug 11, 2021

How to Collect Water Samples - Poster Set

Printable six poster set with instructions on how to collect water samples under field conditions.

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Arabic

English

Spanish

French

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Aug 11, 2021

Field Sampling Checklist (printable)

This printable checklist will help you prepare to collect water samples for water quality testing. Never forget an essential item again!

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Arabic

English

Spanish

French

Video

Aug 1, 2020

Drinking Water Quality Testing in BSF Implementation

This video interview explores why to use Drinking Water Quality Testing (DWQT) when implementing a Biosand Filter (BSF) project. The interview with experienced BSF implementers includes Lalit Sharma of Sehgal Foundation (India), Elijah Mutafya of Seeds of Hope International Partnership (Zambia) and Suneel Rajavaram of CAWST (Canada) sharing their experiences using DWQT in support of their BSF projects.

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English

Document

Apr 30, 2020

Competency Framework Guide for Drinking Water Quality Technicians

This Competency Framework has been designed to measure and guide the professional development of a Drinking Water Quality Technician. This tool can help to: - Identify the level of competency expected from Drinking Water Quality Technicians for each competency group. - Help design the learning and development strategy to support the professional growth of Drinking Water Quality Technicians. - Provide insights on how Drinking Water Quality testing can be used to achieve improved water supply systems.

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English

Document

Apr 1, 2020

Competency Framework Forms for Drinking Water Quality Technicians

Competency Framework Forms for Drinking Water Quality Technicians

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English

Document

Jun 28, 2018

Water Quality Presentation (HWTS)

This presentation is for use with “Lesson Plan: Drinking Water Quality” in the Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) Trainer Manual

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English

Spanish

French

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Jun 28, 2018

Water Quality Testing Presentation (HWTS)

This presentation is for use with “Lesson Plan: Water Quality Testing” in the Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) Trainer Manual

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English

Spanish

French

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Jun 27, 2018

Water Quality Testing - Lesson Plan (HWTS)

In this lesson, participants discuss how water quality testing can contribute to successful HWTS implementation. They discuss how to decide which parameters to measure, and what tools or approaches they can use for water quality testing. This lesson provides a very general introduction to water quality testing.

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English

Spanish

French

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Oct 4, 2013

Drinking Water Quality Testing Trainer Manual

This manual is for trainers who are interested in delivering training on drinking water quality testing. It includes lessons plans and guidance on training delivery.

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English

Spanish

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Oct 4, 2013

Drinking Water Quality Testing Workshop Outline

This workshop outline contains a workshop description, objectives, audience, content and training materials needed for this workshop

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Oct 4, 2013

Drinking Water Quality Testing Workshop Report

This is a template of how to display the results of your final evaluations

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Oct 4, 2013

Drinking Water Quality Testing Participant List

This participant List template is a tool that will help you keep a database of participant information

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Oct 4, 2013

Drinking Water Quality Testing Pre-Workshop Questionnaire

This questionnaire helps the trainer to understand their audience and their level of knowledge pre-workshop

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Oct 4, 2013

Drinking Water Quality Testing Participant Evaluation Summary

This is a template of how to display the results of your final evaluations

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Oct 4, 2013

Drinking Water Quality Testing Participant Final Evaluation

This questionnaire is to be handed out at the end of the workshop to give the trainer constructive feedback on the workshop

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Oct 4, 2013

Fluoride in Drinking Water Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes the health effects of high levels of fluoride in drinking water and how to mitigate these effects (Designed for Lesson Plan 17 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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Oct 4, 2013

Introduction to Microbiological Testing Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes three microbiological testing methods and their advantages and limitations (Designed for Lesson Plan 6 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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Oct 4, 2013

Introduction to Microbiological Parameters Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes different types of pathogens and microbiological indicator organisms (Designed for Lesson Plan 11 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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Oct 4, 2013

Physical Parameters Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes key physical parameters of drinking water and how to test for them (Designed for Lesson Plan 16 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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Oct 4, 2013

Quality Control Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes the importance of quality control in drinking water quality testing (Designed for Lesson Plan 13 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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Oct 4, 2013

How Big Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes the size of pathogens found in water (Designed for Lesson Plan 5 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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Oct 4, 2013

Arsenic in Drinking Water Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes the health effects of high levels of arsenic in drinking water and how to mitigate these effects (Designed for Lesson Plan 17 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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Oct 4, 2013

Chemical Parameters for Drinking Water Quality Testing Presentation (DWQT)

This presentation describes key chemical parameters for drinking water quality testing (Designed for Lesson Plan 17 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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Oct 4, 2013

Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Testing Presentation

This presentation describes the purpose of drinking water quality testing and explains different options (Designed for Lesson Plan 4 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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Oct 4, 2013

Dilutions Presentation

This presentation describes how to count bacterial colonies in drinking water samples (Designed for Lesson Plan 12 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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Oct 4, 2013

Colony Counting Presentation

This presentation describes how to count bacterial colonies in drinking water samples (Designed for Lesson Plan 12 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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Oct 4, 2013

Concentration and Unit Conversions Presentation

This presentation explains concentration and units and explains how to calculate unit conversions (Designed for Lesson Plan 18 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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Oct 4, 2013

Interpreting Results Presentation

This presentation describes how to interpret water quality testing data and make basic observations and recommendations (Designed for Lesson Plan 22 in the DWQT Trainer Manual)

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Oct 2, 2013

Drinking Water Quality Testing Country Fact Sheets

These fact sheets describe country drinking water quality standards, local laboratories, organizations doing drinking water quality testing, suppliers of materials and equipment, and tips for working in the countries.

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Oct 2, 2013

Lao PDR Drinking Water Quality Testing Fact Sheet

This country fact sheets describes country drinking water quality standards, local laboratories, organizations doing drinking water quality testing, suppliers of materials and equipment, and tips for working in Lao PDR.

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Oct 2, 2013

Zambia Drinking Water Quality Testing Fact Sheet

This country fact sheets describes country drinking water quality standards, local laboratories, organizations doing drinking water quality testing, suppliers of materials and equipment, and tips for working in Zambia.

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Oct 2, 2013

Drinking Water Quality Testing Manual

This workshop is designed for those interested in conducting drinking water quality testing as part of the implementation, monitoring, or evaluation of household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) or small community water supply systems projects in developing countries.

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Oct 2, 2013

Ethiopia Drinking Water Quality Testing Fact Sheet

This country fact sheets describes country drinking water quality standards, local laboratories, organizations doing drinking water quality testing, suppliers of materials and equipment, and tips for working in Ethiopia.

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Oct 2, 2013

Haiti Drinking Water Quality Testing Fact Sheet

This country fact sheets describes country drinking water quality standards, local laboratories, organizations doing drinking water quality testing, suppliers of materials and equipment, and tips for working in Haiti.

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Oct 2, 2013

Afghanistan Drinking Water Quality Testing Fact Sheet

This country fact sheets describes country drinking water quality standards, local laboratories, organizations doing drinking water quality testing, suppliers of materials and equipment, and tips for working in Afghanistan.

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Oct 2, 2013

pH Chemical Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the chemical parameter of pH in drinking water, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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Oct 2, 2013

Chlorine Chemical Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the chemical chlorine and its use in water, health effects, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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Oct 2, 2013

Manganese Chemical Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the sources of manganese in water, health effects, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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Oct 2, 2013

Fluoride Chemical Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the sources of fluoride in water, health effects, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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Oct 2, 2013

Total Dissolved Solids Chemical Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the sources of total dissolved solids in water, health effects, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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Oct 2, 2013

Arsenic Chemical Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the sources of arsenic in water, health effects, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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Oct 2, 2013

Chemical Fact Sheets

These fact sheets describe the sources of chemicals in water, health effects, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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Oct 2, 2013

Nitrate and Nitrite Chemical Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the sources of nitrate and nitrite in water, health effects, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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Oct 2, 2013

Iron Chemical Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the sources of iron in water, health effects, WHO guidelines and treatment options.

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Oct 2, 2013

Borehole with Mechanized Pump Sanitary Inspection Form

This sanitary inspection form is used to evaluate actual and potential sources of contamination for a borehole with a mechanized pump.

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Oct 2, 2013

Borehole with Hand Pump Sanitary Inspection Form

This sanitary inspection form is used to evaluate actual and potential sources of contamination for a borehole with a hand pump.

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Oct 2, 2013

Dug Well with Hand Pump Sanitary Inspection Form

This sanitary inspection form is used to evaluate actual and potential sources of contamination for a dug well with a hand pump.

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Oct 2, 2013

Protected Spring Sanitary Inspection Form

This sanitary inspection form is used to evaluate actual and potential sources of contamination for a protected spring.

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Oct 2, 2013

Household Storage Container Sanitary Inspection Form

This sanitary inspection form is used to evaluate actual and potential sources of contamination for a household storage container.

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Oct 2, 2013

Household Piped Water Sanitary Inspection Form

This sanitary inspection form is used to evaluate actual and potential sources of contamination for a household piped water source.

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Oct 2, 2013

Rainwater Harvesting Tank Sanitary Inspection Form

This sanitary inspection form is used to evaluate actual and potential sources of contamination for a rainwater harvesting tank.

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Oct 2, 2013

Sanitary Inspection Forms

These sanitary inspection forms are used to evaluate actual and potential sources of contamination for different types of water sources.

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Oct 2, 2013

Open Dug Well Sanitary Inspection Form

This sanitary inspection form is used to evaluate actual and potential sources of contamination for an open dug well.

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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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