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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Sandec News

Christoph Lüthi is the new Department Head of Sandec

Christoph Lüthi will become the new Head of the Department of Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development (Sandec) as of 1 August 2015, replacing Christian Zurbrügg who will concentrate on his duties as a new member of the Eawag Directorate.

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.