Welcome to the Safe Water Optimization Tool


Waterborne diseases are among the leading threats facing people in refugee and IDP camps. Ensuring adequate quantities of safe water is essential for protecting public health.

However, current water treatment guidance for humanitarian response are not based on any field evidence, and can fail to ensure water remains safe to drink at the point of consumption.

The Safe Water Optimization Tool is here to fill this critical public health gap. Explore this site to learn more.

MSF staff test water quality

MSF staff testing water quality - Gendrassa, Maban County, South Sudan (2013)