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.

November 26, 2021

In the latest episode of the Papers to Practice Podcast, Dorothee Spuhler talks with Charles Niwagaba about his published article on the microbe-associated health risks involved in using faecal sludge in Ugandan agriculture. This is the second part of the podcast series, which she started with Laura Kohler.

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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.
SESP develops methods and tools supporting sanitation technology and system selection in strategic planning
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.