Chapter 1



More than one billion people do not have access to safe drinking water sources (Lantagne et al., 2010). Many of these people reside in developing countries with very few resources available to them. Simple and low-cost technologies have been developed to provide ways to treat water, ranging from point-of-use (POU) treatment to small-scale (SS) community treatment. During natural disasters, POU and SS technologies offer ways to provide clean and safe drinking water. This guide to emergency water treatment has been developed based on current research, products, and field studies to create an expeditious and easy process for choosing which technology is most appropriate in each emergency situation.


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