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, solid waste and sanitation services.

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Sandec News


May 17, 2024

Two international conferences are currently being held at Eawag in Dübendorf: the Global WASH Cluster Meeting and the Emergency Environmental Health Forum. Both are aimed at strengthening and focusing collaboration and international efforts on the topics of water, sanitation and hygiene in a humanitarian context.

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MOOC series «Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development»

Learn about sanitation, water, faecal sludge and solid waste management for free, wherever and whenever you want! More info: MOOC webpage.

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Research Projects

Sustainable Waste-based Insect Farming Technologies in Uganda and Malawi
WABES explores opportunities for integrated planning, implementation and sustainability of water, solid waste and fecal sludge service provision in urban settings.
In this project we are assessing the performance of different GDM configurations and implementation models for drinking water treatment at household or community level.
Develops and validates methods to foster “zero-waste” approaches at school level in Nepal and Peru.