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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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.

June 9, 2022

Eawag’s research is usually reported on in scientific papers and media articles. Rather unusual, however, is the form of a comic. Illustrator Celine Künzle took a close-up look at Eawag’s research with faeces and recorded her impressions in the recently-published comic report.

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Research Projects

Sandec provides regular backstopping services to the Swiss Humanitarian Aid (SHA) in terms of capacity building, advisory services and innovation.
Develops and validates methods to foster “zero-waste” approaches at school level in Nepal and Peru.
The aim of PACT is, to identify behaviour change techniques on how to increase the psychological ownership over safe-drinking-water-collection infrastructure and to increase the long-term use by strengthening people’s habits.
The Lighthouse Project focuses on visible examples of onsite and decentralised urban water management systems, which will play a key role in enabling sustainability transitions.