Eawag is a world-leading, transdisciplinary working aquatic research institute. Fields of research in sanitation are excreta and wastewater management and strategic environmental sanitation planning.
Eawag is a world-leading aquatic research institute. Its research, which is driven by the needs of society, provides the basis for innovative approaches and technologies in the water sector. Through close collaboration with experts from industry, government and professional associations, Eawag plays an important bridging role between theory and practice, allowing new scientific insights to be rapidly implemented.
Fields of research in sanitation are:
- Excreta and Wastewater Management
Examples: Faecal Management Enterprises (Uganda, Senegal) (FaME); Resource Recovery & Reuse (RRR); Partnership for Urban Resource Recovery – Comprehensive Management of Biosolids from Wastewater and Faecal Sludge Treatment in five cities in Vietnam (PURR)
- Strategic Environmental Sanitation Planning
Examples: CLUES validation in selected sites in Sub-Saharan Africa; Egyptian-Swiss Research on Innovations in Sustainable Sanitation - ESRISS; Diversion for safe sanitation, Reinvent the Toilet Challenge of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
-Solid Waste Management
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Project example: Blue Diversion Toilet (Video)
Asia & Pacific Biogas systems Cities Composting, vermicomposting (solid waste), composting toilets Constructed wetlands Decentralised wastewater treatment (e.g. DEWATS) Emptying and transport (non sewered) Enabling environment and institutional strengthening Europe, Caucasus & Central Asia Faecal sludge treatment processes Faeces or faecal sludge Fundamental research and engineering Global Greywater or wastewater Market development Other funding source or unspecified Peri-urban Political processes and institutional aspects Product design and engineering Public awareness, advocacy and civil society engagement Resource recovery Sub-Saharan Africa Swiss government Technology comparisons Toilets or urinals (user interface) Treatment of faecal sludge Treatment of wastewater or greywater University, education or research institution Urban (entire city) Urban informal settlements (slums) Urine Urine diversion dehydration toilets (UDDTs)
Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology
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