Global Health Data Exchange - Discover the World's Health Data

Nigeria Rapid Assessment of Drinking-Water Quality Pilot 2004-2005

Nav

General Info
Geography 
Nigeria (NGA)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
11/2004 - 03/2005
Data type
Survey:
  • Nationally representative
Summary 

The Rapid Assessment of Drinking-Water Quality (RADWQ) is a rapid survey methodology developed by the WHO and UNICEF. Using the RADWQ methodology, Nigeria completed a pilot survey in 2004-2005. The survey canvassed 1,600 sample sites from 58 clusters. 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. 

Citation
Suggested citation 
Federal Ministry of Water Resources (Nigeria), National Water Resources Institute (Nigeria), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO). Nigeria Rapid Assessment of Drinking-Water Quality Pilot 2004-2005. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation.