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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Upcoming MOOC

The MOOC “Introduction to Faecal Sludge Management” will be launched on May 1. Watch the trailer! For more information and to sign up for our new MOOC, go to our course page.

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March 21, 2017

Inadequate solid waste management poses significant health and environmental problems in low- and middle-income countries. However, numerous treatment and recycling options are now available which can not only improve sanitary conditions but also provide commercial opportunities for local enterprises.  Read more

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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
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.