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close this bookTechnical notes: Special Considerations for Programming in Unstable Situations (UNICEF, 2000, 490 p.)
close this folderChapter 17: Managing Water Resources
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This chapter must be read in context with all pertinent annexes 1-5 and Chapter 19 and its annexes on sanitation. A quick reference to other key chapters on nutrition, health and shelter will help establish critical linkages. As well, for specific guidance related to water supply in cold climates, please refer to ‘Out in the cold: Emergency Water Supply and Sanitation for Cold Regions’ (see essential reading references at end of this chapter).