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 online course on Citywide Inclusive Sanitation

Capacity development for inclusive urban sanitation

This online course is part of the ConCaD initiative: It covers all aspects of citywide inclusive sanitation (CWIS) and is targeted at private sector consulting firms and sanitation professionals.

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.


May 25, 2020

126 Swiss researchers, including 6 from Eawag, want to draw the attention their Swiss compatriots to the scientific evidence showing the link between the emergence of pandemics and human disturbance of the natural environment.

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Research Projects

Identifying criteria to determine when a shared toilet can be considered of high quality in terms of user acceptability, impact on wellbeing and other potential quality indicators.
FORWARD is an applied research project developing integrated strategies & technologies for the management of municipal organic solid waste in medium-sized cities of Indonesia.
With Helvetas-Nepal, this project aims to establish a drinking water security strategy in rural communities
Solid-Liquid Separation of Faecal Sludge: Understanding Governing Mechanisms for Improved Global Sanitation