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»

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3E-water quality management project in Burkina Faso

October 18, 2017 - Establishing sound water management and water quality systems is increasingly important, especially in light of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6). The Water Supply and Treatment group’s 3E programme (Water-Energy-Environment) and its partners are working to understand and strengthen the water systems in place in Northern Burkina Faso. 3E is also conducting experiments on the uptake of arsenic in food products through cooking with arsenic contaminated water to understand its impact on human health. Read more

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September 12, 2017

Conversion of organic waste into valuable products is becoming more widespread, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. The treatment of waste by larvae of the black soldier fly (BSF) has especially raised much attention in recent years.  Despite these advances, a significant need existed for guidelines on how to set up and operate a commercially viable treatment facility. The Black Soldier Fly Biowaste Processing: A Step-by-Step Guide published in July 2017 summarises the results of ten years of research and development in this field at Eawag and imparts valuable know-how through practical advice and instructions. 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.