Department Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development

Monitoring and Surveillance

Sound management of chemical and microbial drinking water quality is frequently hampered by inadequate monitoring and surveillance. The WST group supports development of capacity for water quality monitoring and surveillance, by making use of new and emerging testing approaches which can be applied under challenging circumstances, by people with little technical background. As water quality data becomes increasingly available, monitoring and surveillance can better inform the design and redesign of projects, policies, and global programmes such as post-2015 development goals.