eru5.jpgWhat is an ERU?


An Emergency Response Unit (ERU) is a standardized package of trained personnel and modules of equipment, ready to be deployed at short notice. They are designed to provide an essential, basic and standardized service platform for use in any part of the world. The units are fully self-sufficient for one month and can be deployed for up to four months.

When are ERUs used ?


Whenever there is a situation that requires a quick response to which the delegation or National Society cannot respond alone. The ERUs are part of the Federation's disaster response tools and provide a specific support or direct service function when local facilities are either destroyed, overwhelmed by needs, or do not exist. They are used in emergency situations to cover a gap only until the function is no longer required, or until either the Federation delegation and/or the host National Society can take over.

WatSan ERUs


Introduction

Wat-San ERU leaflet in English, French, Spanish
ERU Concept powerpoint
WatSan ERU Introduction powerpoint
Introduction (French)

Templates and Guides

ERU Guidance handover file and examples of Bam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Balakot
ERU End of Mission Report template

Standard operating procedures

ERU Standard Operating Procedures
Wat-San ERU operating manual and parts list
French RC M5 operating manual
MSM Detailed ToR


Emergency Relief Items Catalog listings

ERU, Water and Sanitation, Module 15 (M15)
ERU, Water and Sanitation, Module 40 (M40)
IFRC Water and Sanitation Disaster Response


ERU WatSan training module


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The contents of this module have been designed by the Spanish Red Cross to support the implementation of a standard training course in "Water and Sanitation in Emergencies" based on the organization and equipment of the Spanish Red Cross Water and Sanitation M15 Emergency Response Unit. Documents in Spanish will be added soon.
Sessions
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7

1
Presentation of participants
Goals and Objectives
General overview of
a water line
Water treatment plant
(SETA)
WatSan M15 ERU SRC Deployments
Evaluation
Hygiene promotion
PRACTICAL:
Mass water production

2
WatSan ERU in the national society
Water Abstraction
Monitoring & Reporting
WatSan M15 ERU Installation scenarios
Health, water, and sanitation
Vector control
PRACTICAL:
Mass water production










3
The Sphere Project

El Proyecto Esfera
Water Analysis Laboratory
PRACTICAL
Water treatment plant
(SETA)
Water, storage, trucking, and distribution
Excreta disposal
PRACTICAL
Medical waste management
Dismantling, packing, and unloading

4
The Sphere Project


//El Proyecto Esfera//
PRACTICAL:
Water Analysis Laboratory
PRACTICALWater treatment plant
(SETA)
Water, storage, trucking, and distribution
Medical & solid waste management
PRACTICAL
Medical waste management
Dismantling, packing, and unloading










5
Initial evaluations: water source selection

Evaluación inicial. Selección de las fuentes de agua
Water Treatment Processes
PRACTICAL
Water treatment plant
(SETA)
WTP Maintenance
Waste water management
PRACTICAL
Vector control
Dismantling, packing, and unloading

6
WatSan M15: Description and Equipment
PRACTICAL:
Water pre-treatment & jar test
PRACTICAL

Water treatment plant

(SETA)
PRACTICAL WTP SETA Maintenance
PRACTICAL:
Excreta disposal
PRACTICAL
Water distribution network
Dismantling, packing, and unloading










7
PRACTICAL: WatSan M15 Equipment
PRACTICAL:
Water abstraction
Bacteriological analysis: Oxfam-Delagua kit
PRACTICAL WTP SETA Maintenance
PRACTICAL:
Excreta disposal
PRACTICAL
Water distribution network
Course evaluation by participants

8
PRACTICAL: WatSan M15 Equipment
PRACTICAL:
Water abstraction
PRACTICAL
Bacteriological analysis: Oxfam-Delagua kit
PRACTICAL WTP SETA Maintenance
PRACTICAL:
Excreta disposal
PRACTICAL
Water distribution network
Closing ceremony

Other

Diagramme des pertes de charge
Slide show of Swedish Red Cross WatSan ERU module deployed in Philippines (July 2008)