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The eCompendium of Water Supply Technologies in Emergencies is an exceptional collaborative effort of Global WASH Cluster (GWC) partners with contributions and thematic inputs from a multitude of international sector experts and organisations both from the humanitarian and development sphere. It has been developed and coordinated under the leadership of the German WASH Network and the University of Applied Science and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) with the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). We would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank all individuals and their respective organisations and institutions for their invaluable contribution the Compendium and its online version. We would further like to thank the GWC and the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) and its secretariat hosted by GIZ for their continuous support throughout the process and for hosting the eCompendium platform.


Lead Authors

Arno Coerver (Malteser International), Lorenz Ewers (arche noVa), Eric Fewster (BushProof), Declan Galbraith (arche noVa), Robert Gensch (GTO), Jay Matta (UNHCR/SHA), Maryna Peter (University of Applied Science and Arts Northwestern Switzerland)



Chibby Alloway, Matt Anderson, Carola Bänziger, Jean Christophe Barbiche, Andy Bastable, Richard Bauer, Michael Berg, Benjamin Bernandino, Andrea Bindel, Marcio Botto, Catherine Bourgault, Franck Bouvet, Patrick Bracken, Lena Breitenmoser, Anja Bretzler, Frank Broadhurst, Brenda Brouwer, Siegfried Brümmer, Marc-Andre Bünzli, Murray Burt, Kaycie Butler, Guillaume Clair-Caliot, Dana Truhlarova Cristescu, André Eisser, Giuliana Ferrero, Suzanne Ferron, Nadja Fischbacher, Robert Fraser, Scott Freeman, Gabriela Friedl, Toby Gould, Sven Guericke, Sandra Gujer, Ben Harvey, Alexandra Höhne, Oliver Hoffmann, Steve Hubbs, Stephan Hug, Rick Johnston, Raghu Kadava, Carina Kertscher, Ranjv Khush, Ralf Knoche, Martje Knödler, Saskia Kreiblich, Emily Kumpel, Arthur Letim, Alberto Ibanez Llario, Anne Lloyd, Richard Luff, Gérard Luyet, Sara Marks, Rory McKeown, Konrad Menzel, Ellen Millens, Victor Misev, Jessica Mötter, Alois Müller, Kim Müller, Parvin Ngala, Emmanuel Oertlé, Zoe Pacciani, Jonathan Pease, Rachel Peletz, Dominique Porteaud, Mac Prather, Taya Raine, Monica, Ramos, Clara Rattmann, Bob Reed, McKenna Roberts, Johannes Rück, Jana Rupprecht, Rebecca Rydberg, Christine Sämann, Jan-Hendrik Schmidt, Stephanie Schramm, Damian Seal, Jason Searle, Nikki Shaw, Stephan Simon, Patrick Smeets, Benjamin Smith, Haakon Spriewald, Henri Stalder, Kristine Straub, Timo Sussmann, Maurice Tobon, Ross Tomlinson, Erika Trabucco, Claudio Valsangiacomo, Joel Atum Velimsky, Michael Vock, Thomas Wiedemann, Robin Wünsch, Kevin Yue, Anne Zimmermann, Bernhard Zimmermann, Jorge Durand Zurdo


Coming from the following organisations and institutions

Aquaya, Arche noVa, BushProof, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST), Christian Blind Mission (CBM), Eawag, Engineers without Borders Germany, Engineers without Borders USA, Ennos, German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW), German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association (DAHW), German Red Cross (DRK), German Toilet Organization (GTO), Handicap International (HI), IHE Delft, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), IOM Global Solar and Water Initiative, Johanniter International Assistance, Life Haven Center for Independent Living, KWR Water Research Institute, Malteser International, Office of the U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), OXFAM, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UNICEF, University of Applied Science and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of, Welthungerhilfe, World Health Organisation (WHO)


Selected information sheets have been adapted from the “Compendium drinking water systems and technologies from source to consumer” developed by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technologies Eawag and World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as from the original report of the Water4India project developed by FHNW and partners, with permission of the authors and corresponding indications in the references section of the sheets.