Department Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development


MOOC series "Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development"

The MOOC series “Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development” is an open-access eLearning program. All courses are free on the Coursera Internet platform, where they run continuously, and are also available on YouTube. For more information and the links to the YouTube channel of each course, please visit our MOOC webpage.

Programme of Open Studies “Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development”

The Programme of Open Studies (POS) combines video based online learning with onsite training at a partner institute. The first part of the POS focuses on online knowledge building via MOOCs. The students will complete all four MOOCs of the series “Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development” and sit for an on-site exam. During the second part, participants conduct a capstone project work including field or lab work at a partner university. Sandec pilots this format together with the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India, with Kathmandu University in Nepal and with WASHTED at the University of Malawi. The pilot phase starts in September 2017 and ends in December 2018.

WASH Games

Albert Einstein said “Play is the highest form of research.” Sandec has developed two WASH games: an online quiz and a card game.


The eCompendium is the digital version of the Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies. It comprises the same content as the new print version, providing additional links to references, further readings, videos and more at your fingertips.