Capacity building and training approaches for water safety plans: A comprehensive literature review

To prevent health risks to consumers, the World Health Organization has recommended Water Safety Plans (a holistic risk assessment and management approach) for all drinking water suppliers since 2004. A multidisciplinary team reviewed the status of capacity building and training approaches. Despite rapid adoption, they found that capacity has not kept pace with implementation needs. Many countries and regions still lack case examples, a legal framework, and training resources. To aid effective scale-up, the review proposes training approaches structured around educational theory, as well as robust monitoring methods and auditing programs.

Capacity building and training approaches for water safety plans: A comprehensive literature review. Giuliana Ferrero, Karen Setty, Bettina Rickert, Shannan George, Angella Rinehold, Jennifer DeFrance and Jamie Bartram. 2019. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2019.01.011.