Water Trucking

Emergency water trucking is typically a short-term, life-saving intervention that is used to cover interruptions in water service or access to sufficient quantities of water to meet survival requirements.


The following technical brief presents information on assessing the appropriateness of water trucking interventions, setup of emergency water trucking in drought, and alternatives to water trucking. This guide is meant to be utilized in the initial stages of drought to select, appropriately implement, and responsibly exit from, the most suitable form of emergency water provision.

Oxfam Technical Briefing 13: Water Trucking in Drought Emergencies

The following breifing note from UNHCR gives practical advice for water trucking in refugee settings.

UNHCR Briefing Note on Water Trucking in Refugee Settings

Minimum Requirements