Water and Sanitation Glossary


Access to safe water and sanitation is critical for human life, health, well-being, and sustainable development. By compiling this comprehensive list of the most frequently used terms related to water and sanitation, this glossary aims to bridge the gap between practitioners and the general public. Majority of these terms were adapted from various guidelines and reports on urban sanitation, treatment technologies, capacity building, institutionalisation, governance, enabling environment, and inclusion.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24943/WSG08.2023