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close this bookWater and Sanitation in Emergencies - Good Practice Review 1 (ODI, 1994, 120 p.)
close this folder3. The Operating Environment: General Considerations
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View the document3.1 The political context
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View the document3.3 Technological considerations
View the document3.4 Climatic considerations
View the document3.5 Common characteristics of displaced and resident populations
View the document3.6 Social and economic considerations
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This chapter aims to draw attention to the various contexts in which emergency water and sanitation programmes might be implemented. The circumstances in which decisions are made and the way programmes are conducted can have a significant effect on their success or failure. Being aware at the early stages of the influences and pressures which can be brought to bear on an emergency programme can go some way to smoothing the process and avoiding major interference.