The interactive Emergency WASH Knowledge Portal is a comprehensive capacity development and decision support tool that targets mainly humanitarian field staff, local first responders, engineers, planners, government representatives, capacity building agencies and other WASH professionals involved in humanitarian response.
It provides a systematic overview of water supply and sanitation technologies, as well as hygiene components, tools and approaches, clarifies terminology and provides clear non-prescriptive guidance on identifying the most appropriate WASH solutions in a given context for all relevant response phases of an emergency. It consists of three distinct online platforms for the three main WASH pillars: Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene which are based on the corresponding Emergency WASH Compendium publication series.
The Emergency WASH Knowledge Portal is a collaborative effort of Global WASH Cluster partners, the German WASH Network, Eawag, FHNW and SuSanA with contributions from a wide range of international sector experts and organisations, supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). It will be constantly updated and users are encouraged to provide direct feedback in order to ensure the quality and to further improve the platform.