Eawag is a World Health Organization WHO collaborating centre (CC) for Sanitation and Water in Developing Countries since 2012. The CCs support WHO in creating, collecting and disseminating scientific evidence. Through the CC, Eawag offers a variety of expertise and partners with WHO staff on multifaceted projects that deal with all aspects of water quality, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
The key focal points of the CC at Eawag include drinking water quality, urban sanitation, capacity building, and gender in WASH. The research outputs are targeted at academics and policy makers, as well as sector practitioners throughout the global south. Recent projects include the launch of a series of massive open online courses (MOOC), the development of national shit flow diagrams, and the establishment of effective water safety planning tools in rural Nepal.
Most of the Eawag researchers affiliated with the WHO CC work within the department Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development (Sandec). Implementing partners include Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Terre des Hommes, Oxfam, GIZ, Aguatu Ya and the Polytechnic at University of Malawi.