[PDF] Preventing drowning: an implementation guide

World Health Organization
World Health Organization (WHO)
Publication date:
11 May 2017


Building on the World Health Organization’s 2014 Global report on drowning, the following pages provide practical, step-by-step guidance on how to implement 10 effective measures to prevent drowning. They range from community-based solutions, such as day care for children and barriers controlling access to water, to effective national policies and legislation around water safety, including setting and enforcing boating, shipping and ferry regulations. Data show that all of these solutions can help save lives.