School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Water Engineering

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Our research is focused on developing the underlying analysis of evidence to influence policy and practice in the related fields of water sanitation and hygiene. We work with many development sector partners around the world including the World Bank and a number of non-governmental organisations. We organise the  biannual WEDC conference and our research has helped over a million people gain access to clean water.



We have wide-ranging experience and emphasise multi-disciplinary approaches. We study the functional, institutional, financial, environmental and equity aspects of sustainability, development and water management. The breadth of our experience in water and sanitation is shown in the links to project summaries below.

Research themes

We have undertaken research and consultancy projects for a variety of organisations including the World Bank and United Nations as well as well-known non-governmental organisations and U.K. research councils. Project summaries for research undertaken under various headings may be found by following these links to the WEDC web-pages:


Selected Recent publications

 All publications and resources from WEDC are available in print or to download free of charge. 


 Staff with research activity in this area

  • Sola Afolabi
  • Sam Kayaga
  • Rebecca Scott
  • M. Sohail


Postgraduate research at WEDC | WEDC Website | Journal papers

Athena Swan Bronze award

Contact us

+44 (0)1509 222637

School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU