Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Environmental Considerations

This document links key environmental considerations to WASH projects and provides guidance for good environmental management throughout the project cycle. Read More

E-waste (batteries)

This guidance explains how to deal with batteries in operations (reduce, reuse, recycle, dispose) Read More

Visual Field Guide: Healthcare waste

Quick identification of serious environmental concerns in small-scale sanitation activities. Read More

USAID sector environmental guidelines: Healthcare waste

The guidelines outline the typical environmental impacts of healthcare waste and provides options on how to mitigate or prevent these. Read More

Disaster Waste Management: best practices and tools

The course, available in English, French, Spanish and Russian, seeks to provide humanitarian response staff as well as local, national, and regional government authorities with increased awareness and enhanced knowledge on disaster waste and management strategies to mitigate their environmental impact. Read More

WHO Fact Sheets on Environmental Sanitation

A WHO compilation of fact sheets and mitigating processes for water, sanitation, and hygiene education. Read More

Terms of Reference (ToR) Disaster Waste Management Expert

The Terms of Reference for Disaster Waste Management Experts describe the key responsibilities and required background and skills of disaster waste management experts deployed by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit during emergency response missions. Read More

Waste Management Mission Report – Dominica

A mission report covering the aftermath and disaster waste management of the two devastating hurricanes that struck the Caribbean islands in September 2017. Read More

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2017 Sierra Leone Floods and Landslides

This report by a UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit expert identifies and assesses secondary environment hazards and impacts during serious floods in Sierra Leone in 2017. Read More

Addendum to the OECD Guiding Principles on Natech Risk Management

The second addendum to the OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response, which outlines considerations for natural-hazard triggered technological accidents. Read More

PAX – Amidst the debris; A study on the environmental and public health impact of Syria’s conflict

A case study of the disastrous environmental and public health impacts due to the ongoing conflict in Syria. Read More

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) – Hazardous Waste Management in Tajikistan

Mission report concerning construction and hazardous waste management training and support in Tajikistan. Read More

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