Links to additional on-line resources


'People & the Planet' website is an excellent educational resource and gateway into all the issues connecting people and the environment. The website includes 15 key topics covering population, environment, health,consumption and sustainable development. Each key topic is is introduced with an up-to-date authoritative Overview, together with Feature Articles,Facts and Figures, News, Links, Glossary and Book and Film reviews. 'People & the Planet' is free to access at:

HNPStats (Health, Nutrition, and Population Statistics) is a component of the Knowledge Management System of the World Bank's Human Development Network. HNPStats offers country data sheets showing summary indicators for health status, health determinants, and health finance.

Watermark - This site is dedicated to the development of water supply surveillance and monitoring in low-income and transitional countries

The Water Page covers a variety of topics related to sustainable water resources management and use.

WatsanWeb is an internet portal providing professionals with up-to-date information on various aspects of the Water and Sanitation Sector.


IRC, International Water and Sanitation Centre, provides on-line news and information, advice, research and training, on low-cost water supply and sanitation in developing countries.

The SANDEC (Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries) website of the the Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (EAWAG) offers information on affordable water treatment for rural and peri-urban areas.

UNICEF's Water, Environment, and Sanitation website includes publications, news and links.

Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University includes access to publications and other information resources. and

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council's website includes publications, briefings and links.

The site of the World Bank's Water and Sanitation program includes publications, toolkits and the Water Help Desk, a global water and sanitation advisory service.

Water and Sanitation site of WHO, including link to water quality guidelines.

International Initiatives

EHP - The Environmental Health Project (EHP), sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) includes access to publications related to Water and Sanitation, a webliography with links to publictions on other sites and reports and

Water Matters is a campaign to ensure that everyone has access to safe water and adequate sanitation, initiated by Tearfund and WaterAid.

Water and Sanitation Program - an international partnership to help the poor gain access to improved water supply and sanitation services. Website has interesting links.

World Water Day (21 March 2001: Water for Health) - though WWD was a while ago, this site still has interesting information on the many water-health linkages.

On-line journals and news services

Source Water and Sanitation News Service, a joint endeavor of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, provides weekly updates on-line or by e-mail.

The Waterlines journal provides up-to-date information on appropriate technologies for water supply and sanitation. The magazine can be viewed on-line, but only with a subscription.

UNICEF's WES Newsline provides news and information on programs promoting sanitation, water and hygiene.



last updated: 19 May, 2003

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