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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New MOOCs

The MOOC “Introduction to Faecal Sludge Management” is now online on Coursera. The MOOC "Introduction to Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage" starts on 12 June 2017- All courses are running continuously on Coursera and for more information, please go to our course page.

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April 3, 2017

On 31 March 2017, «Gravit’eau» – a project run jointly by Eawag and the FHNW School of Life Sciences – was awarded the main eco.ch 2017 prize in front of around 500 guests in Theater Basel. 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.