Welcome to Oxfam's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene resource website, containing all our guidance, technical briefs, videos and templates on a range of WASH subjects.
Some of our most popular topics include solar powered water supply, hygiene kits, community engagement, safe programming, innovation, the community perception tracker, bulk water treatment, tiger worm toilets, Sani Tweaks, handwashing promotion, and IEC materials.
A new topic: Market Based Programming
New videos about solar panel selection and security, and a variety of other resources added from the Solar Hub.
Our water distribution network advice has been significantly revised and expanded.
As the WASH Innovation Fund reopens for applications, new information has been added about existing innovation projects.
The latest findings on the 2021 Emergency WASH Gap Analysis are now available.
We have written a new excreta disposal in emergencies manual.
We've written a new technical brief about pre-paid commmunal water dispensers (Water ATMs) and updated the techical brief about handwashing stations.
The presentation of the community perception tracker to the EEHF is now online.
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Research shows that many emergency latrines are not used by the people they are intended for.
Sani Tweaks is about simple changes that can fix this: consulting users, modifying latrines, and providing sanitation as a service, not a one-off installation.
After years of development, the Oxfam Supply Centre and WASH teams are pleased to unveil a new piece of kit to overcome many of the problems seen with existing handwashing solutions.
Solar power is the preferred choice and the first option that all Oxfam projects should consider for off grid pumping.
Through the Global Solar and Water Initiative we have produced lots of useful resources, including the recent ‘Solar Pumping Water Supply’ book.
Community Perception Tracker
The CPT is an approach that uses a mobile tool to
enable staff to capture, analyse and understand the
perceptions of communities during disease outbreaks.
Oxfam's Miniumum Requirements for WASH Programmes is our essential guide for WASH staff and partners. It describes the processes and standards that Oxfam WASH programmes should follow if they are to be carried out effectively, consistently and in a way which treats affected communities with respect.
All WASH staff members are expected to understand and follow these Minimum Requirements.
Oxfam aims to be the leading player in humanitarian WASH by:
- demonstrating rapid and high quality emergency response,
- influencing the WASH sector with evidence of our effectiveness,
- supporting community resilience in disaster prone and fragile contexts and
- enhancing national capacity to improve WASH coverage for the most vulnerable.
Water Treatment, Supply & Distribution
Access to water is one of Oxfam's typical responses in emergencies, and this website has many resources about this.
All humanitarian agencies can access Oxfam's equipment from the Oxfam Supply Centre. The website includes all specifications and instruction manuals for our kit.