Department Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries

Water & Sanitation in Developing Countries

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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May 22, 2015

At the proposal of the Director of Eawag, Prof. Janet Hering, the ETH Board has appointed Dr  Christian Zurbrügg (*1962) as a new member of the Directorate. As of 1 August 2015 Christian Zurbrügg will succeed Prof. Peter Reichert, who is stepping down at the end of July 2015. Read more

Research Projects

FORWARD is an applied research project that develops integrated strategies & technologies for the management of municipal organic solid waste in medium-sized cities of Indonesia
This two-year research project assesses the conditions and functionality of sanitary infrastructure in four selected health centres in India and Uganda.
A new project that will research the viability of co-processing of faecal sludge and other waste streams to produce fuel pellets for energy production
In partnership with Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, SANDEC`s drinking water groups aim to develop innovative solutions for water quality treatment, monitoring and safe handling in rural Nepal.