Technical Guide on Drinking Water Quality Monitoring
Ensuring and improving water safety requires gathering reliable data and using these data to identify and address problems. This guide to water quality monitoring (WQM) is intended for USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) funded partners seeking to improve drinking water safety as part of Resilience Food Security Activities (RFSAs). It has been developed under the USAID BHA funded Practices, Research, and Operations in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (PRO-WASH) Award as a direct response to challenges identified by implementing partners. The goal of this guide is to provide a relevant, quickstart manual for BHA partners and their staff, and aims to support RFSAs to develop and implement a WQM program consistent with USAID’s Water Quality Assurance Plan (WQAP).