Impact of jerry can disinfection in a camp environment - experiences in an IDP camp in Northern Uganda

Publication year
2008
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In July 2007, a study by the Centre for Environmental Health Engineering, at the University of Surrey, assessed a modified method of jerry can cleaning in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Kitgum, N. Uganda. The poor condition of drinking water vessels used in the camp was confirmed as a potential source for microbiological contamination both visually and by microbiological testing. Jerry cans were disinfected using high strength sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) generated using an experimental AquaChlor Solar unit.

Problems of Treatment Process Selection for Relief Agency Water Supplies in an Emergency

Publication year
2008
Emergency type
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There  is  currently  limited  public  information  available  concerning  methods  for  the  selection  of appropriate  water  treatment  technologies  for  application  in  acute  phase  emergency  water  and sanitation  responses.  Considering  the  number  of  available  emergency  water  treatment  and  supply options,  it  is  speculated  that  a  framework  methodology  offering  guidance  in  the  form  of  a  selection process  would  offer  advantages.  This  process  would  relate  a  defined  set  of  emergency  factors  to  a selection  of  available  water  treatment  and  sup