Visual Field Guides

Visual field guides are intended to support field monitoring of select activities by development professionals, including those who are not environmental specialists. They are photo-based, simple, yes-no checklists that identify the most typical, significant environmental design and management problems in a set of typical sectoral activities.

Advisory: The Visual Field Guides are advisory only. They are not official USAID regulatory guidance or policy and do not necessarily assure compliance with USAID environmental procedures or host country environmental requirements. They are not a substitute for detailed sources of environmental management practices or requirements.

Updated: Dec 2011

Visual Field Guide: Construction

Quick identification of serious environmental & occupational health and safety concerns in small-scale construction.
Download PDF: English 634K

Updated: Jan 2010

Visual Field Guide: Healthcare Waste

Quick identification of serious environmental & biosafety concerns in management of waste from small health care facilities.
Download PDF: English 535K

Updated: Dec 2011

Visual Field Guide: Rural Roads

Quick identification of serious environmental and/or human health & safety (EHS) concerns related to rural roads activities.
Download PDF: English 791K

Updated: Dec 2009

Visual Field Guide: Toilets/Latrines (Sanitation)

Quick identification of serious environmental concerns in small scale sanitation activities.
Download PDF: English 448K | French 194K

Updated: Dec 2009

Visual Field Guide: Water Supply

Quick identification of serious environmental concerns in small-scale water supply activities.
Download PDF: English 531K | French 194K

Last updated: June 26, 2019

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