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Nicaragua Rapid Assessment of Drinking-Water Quality Pilot 2004


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Evaluación de la Calidad del Agua De Bebida, Nicaragua
Nicaragua (NIC)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2004 - 12/2004
Data type
  • Nationally representative

The Rapid Assessment of Drinking-Water Quality (RADWQ) is a rapid survey methodology developed by the WHO and UNICEF. Using the RADWQ methodology, Nicaragua completed a pilot survey in 2004. The survey canvassed 1,488 water supplies sites. Water supplies were tested with in local laboratories using collected samples. Water analysis included testing for thermotolerant coliforms, pH levels, appearance, conductivity, chlorine levels, fluoride, iron, nitrate, arsenic, and fecal streptococci. All types of water supplies were included in the sample.

Suggested citation 
Ministry of Health (Nicaragua), Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture (Nicaragua), Nicaraguan Institute of Drinking-Water Supply and Sewage Systems (ENACAL), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO). Nicaragua Rapid Assessment of Drinking-Water Quality Pilot 2004. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation.