Department Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development

Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development

Our mandate is to develop and test methods and technologies that help the worlds’ poorest access sustainable water and sanitation services.

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MOOC Serie «Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development»

All our MOOCs are now accessible for free and running continuously on Coursera. For more information, please go to our MOOC webpage.

Sandec News


“Installing a Solar Electric Setup” Fact Sheet

January 8, 2018 - Solar energy can be essential for research projects, especially in remote areas where established electrical power sources are not available. Sandec’s Water Supply and Treatment Research Group has produced a technical fact sheet “Installing a Solar Electric Setup” designed to assist in how to set up a solar power installation in the field. Download

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December 13, 2017

The EPFL has launched a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in collaboration with Eawag’s Sandec department and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The course is designed to shed light on the important role played by Public Health Engineers at times of humanitarian crisis, and how health risks can be mitigated. Read more

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Research Projects

FORWARD is an applied research project developing integrated strategies & technologies for the management of municipal organic solid waste in medium-sized cities of Indonesia.
4S is assessing small-scale sanitation systems in South Asia to provide policy recommendations for improved sanitation system design, implementation and O&M.
The SEEK project aims to increase revenue potential by processing sludge together with other urban waste streams into fuel pellets and electricity through gasification.
The objective of this collaborative project with Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation is to improve access to potable water in remote rural areas of Mid-Western Nepal.