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

New Sandec Project in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

The 4S: Small-Scale Sanitation Scaling-Up project will carry out the first systematic assessment of small-scale sanitation systems in South Asia. Eawag/Sandec is partnering with the Indian Institute of Technology and BORDA, Germany on 4S and the project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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.

Genderised WASH

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.