|Water and Sanitation Technologies: A Trainer's Manual (Peace Corps, 1985)|
1. McJunkin, F. Eugene. Hand Pumps, Technical Paper No. 10. International Reference Center for Community Water Supply and Sanitation, The Hague, Netherlands, 1982.
Excellent text on hand pumps used all over the world. Includes helpful diagrams, maintenance procedures, and information on research and development. Limited availability through ICE.
2. National Academy of Sciences. More Water for Arid Lands. Washington, D.C., 1974.
Discusses little known but promising technologies for the use and conservation of scarce water supplies in arid areas. Available through ICE.
3. Nostrand, John Van, and Wilson, James G. Rural Ventilated Improved Pit Latrines: A Field Manual for Botswana. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, Washington, D.C., 1983.
An easy to read, straight-forward description of how to construct a Botswana VIP latrine. Available through ICE in 1986.
4. DHV Consulting Engineers. Shallow Wells. Amersfoort, Netherlands, 1979.
Fully documents a shallow wells program in Tanzania with interesting text and color pictures. Available through ICE
5. Stulz, Ronald. Appropriate Building Materials. SKAT, Swiss Center for Appropriate Technology and Intermediate Technology Publications, Ltd., London, England, 1981.
The book describes a broad range of building materials, from adobe, bamboo, and sisal, to concrete, soil/cement, and cinvaram. Also includes information on building elements: foundations, floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs. Available through ICE.
6. Stern, Peter, and Longland, F. Field Engineering. Intermediate Technology Publications, Ltd., London, England, 1983.
The book covers a broad range of engineering topics, from building houses, roads, and bridges, to water resource development and sanitation. Easy to read and informative. Limited availability through ICE.
7. Dancy, Rev. Harold K. A Manual of Building Construction. Intermediate Technology Publications, Ltd., London, England, 1977.
This is a reprint of Rev. Dancy's original 1948 manual. It provides information on all topics of building construction. Though somewhat difficult to read, it contains excellent information and helpful drawings.
8. Armstrong, William. Better Tools for the Job: Specifications for Hand Tools and Equipment. Intermediate Technology Publications, Ltd., London, England, 1980.
This book describes how to make simple hand tools useful in all kinds of construction. Contains easy to follow instructions and clear drawings.
9. Watt, S.B., and Wood, W.E. Hand Dug Wells and Their Construction. Intermediate Technology Publications, Ltd., London, England, 1977.
A very useful manual, containing step by step procedures for well construction. Available through ICE.
10. Helvetas, Swiss Association for Technical Assistance. Manual For Rural Water Supply. Swiss Center for Appropriate Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, 1980.
A somewhat technical text, which provides guidelines for identifying, planning, organizing, and implementing water projects. Available through ICE.
11. White, Gilbert F. Drawers of Water. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, 1972.
Useful background reading on the broad implications of water supply, seen from a social-technical angle. Lmtd availability thru ICE.
12. Perennial Energy Inc. A Training Manual In Conducting a Workshop in the Design, Construction, Operations, Maintenance, and Repair of Hydrams. Peace Corps, Washington, D.C., 1981.
Presents detailed session designs and handouts for training development workers in hydraulic ram technology. Available through ICE.
13. Farallones Institute and CHP International. A Training Manual in Appropriate Community Technology: An Integrated Approach for Training Development Facilitators. Peace Corps, Washington, D.C., 1982.
Presents detailed session designs for training development workers in various appropriate technology fields. Contains effective sessions on the role of the Volunteer in development. Available through ICE.
14. Edwards, Dan, and McCaffery, Jim. The Role of the Volunteer in Development, Core Curriculum Resource Materials. Peace Corps, Washington, D.C., 1981.
Contains ten structured training sessions, dealing with various core curriculum skills. Available through ICE.
15. Hornung, Wm. J. Builders Vest Pocket Reference Book. Prentice-Hall Inc., Englewood CLiffs, New Jersey, 1955.
Handy guide to measures, calculations, and conversions necessary for construction using carpentry, masonry, and/or concrete. Available through ICE.
16. Werner, David. Where There is No Doctor. Hesperian Foundation, Palo Alto, California, 1977.
The basic health reference for all Peace Corps Volunteers. Written for villagers and for primary health care workers. Available through ICE.
17. World Health Organization. Health Education: Methods and Materials in Primary Health Care. Peace Corps, Washington, D.C., 1982.
A series of articles on various aspects of health care and education. Contains case studies from South America and Africa. Describes innovative approaches to health education. Available through ICE.
18. U. S. Department of Agriculture. A Manual on Conservation of Soil and Water. Peace Corps, Washington, D.C., 1982.
A basic handbook for professional agricultural workers. It covers such topics as soil erosion, land capability, and irrigation. Available through ICE.
19. Development Planning and Research Associates, Inc. Small Scale Irrigation Systems for Peace Corps Volunteers. Peace Corps, Washington, D.C., 1983.
Basic irrigation principles and techniques, primarily in relation to soil, plants, and water. Available through ICE.
20. McJunkin, F. Eugene. Water and Human Health. USAID, Washington, D.C., 1982.
This book provides a detailed overview of the relationship between water and human health. It concentrates on water-related disease categories, and provides detailed descriptions. Available through ICE.
21. Jordan, D. Thomas. Handbook of Gravity-Flow Water Systems for Small Communities. UNICEF, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1980.
This is an excellent reference manual for surveying, designing, and constructing gravity water systems. There are many detailed drawings which cover the entire spectrum of gravity water systems. Available through ICE.
22. Faiia, A. Scott. Practical Design Notes for Simple Rural Water Systems. CARE, Indonesia, 1982.
This is a technical paper which presents practical design methods for small-scale gravity water systems.