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close this bookSurface Water Drainage for Low-Income Communities (World Health Organisation)
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View the documentAnnex 1. Glossary
View the documentAnnex 2. Design calculations
View the documentAnnex 3. Terms of reference for consultants
View the documentAnnex 4. Resources for the orientation of the drainage committee

Annex 4. Resources for the orientation of the drainage committee

Section 4, on community participation, provides guidance on the establishment and functions of the drainage committee. Where such a committee is established the members should gather to exchange information about the local drainage situation. They should also attempt to assimilate general information about common methods and materials for solving drainage problems. This will facilitate agreement on what needs to be done and in what sequence. The books and documents listed below are useful sources of general information about drainage and community participation that are likely to be readily available from libraries or other sources of United Nations publications. Drainage committees may also request such information from national and/or local public works or health authorities. The unpublished WHO documents listed here can be obtained from Division of Environmental Health, World Health Organization 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland; unpublished Habitat documents are available from the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements, Nairobi, Kenya.

Useful books and documents

CAIRNCROSS, S. & FEACHEM, R. G. Environmental health engineering in the tropics: an introductory text. Chichester, John Wiley & Sons, 1983.

OKUN, D. A. & PONGHTS, G. Community wastewater collection and disposal. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1975.

WHYTE, A. Guidelines for planning community participation activities in water supply and sanitation projects. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1986 (WHO Offset Publication No. 96).

Improving environmental health conditions in low-income settlements: a community-based approach to identifying needs and priorities. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1987 (Offset Publication No. 100).

Catalogue of external support, 3rd ed. Unpublished WHO document,

December 1985 (International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade, CWS Series, No. 7).

Water supply and sanitation for developing countries. An international source list of audiovisual materials. Unpublished WHO document, April 1987 (International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade, CWS Series, No. 8).

Environmental aspects of water management in metropolitan areas of developing countries. Unpublished document, United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), Nairobi, 1984.

Delivery of basic infrastructure to low-income settlements: issues and options. Unpublished document, United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), Nairobi, 1986.

Community participation in low-cost sanitation. Training module. Unpublished document, United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), Nairobi, 1986.

Community participation and low-cost drainage. Training module. Unpublished document, United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), Nairobi, 1986.