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Drawing water: A resource book of illustrations on water and sanitation in low-income countries

Author(s): Shaw, Rod

Publisher: WEDC
Place of publication: Loughborough University, UK
Year: 2005

Collection(s): WEDC Bookshop

Price: £24.95
ISBN: 9781843800859


This book of black and white line illustrations contains over 200 images concerning water supplies and sanitation in low-income countries. Covering subjects from handpumps, standposts and community wells to pit latrines and solid waste disposal, it will prove an invaluable resource for teachers, project managers, fieldworkers, and health professionals active in communication, education and other development work.

The book provides ready-made drawings from which locally-adapted illustrations can also be made by artists and non-artists alike.

The illustrations may be copied, reproduced or adapted to meet local needs, without permission from the illustrator or publisher, provided the illustrations reproduced are distributed free, or at cost and not for commercial ends, and the source is fully acknowledged.

A compact disk of high-resolution images in electronic form is included.

View the online exhibition of selected illustrations from this book.

Hand pumps  |  Hygiene  |  Latrines  |  Solid waste management  |  Visual aids  |  Water storage  |  Water supply  |  Water treatment