Water Engineering and Development Centre

Research at WEDC


Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)


Our research is focused on developing the underlying analysis of evidence to influence policy and practice. We work with many development sector partners around the world to enhance our collective impact. This is evident from the annual WEDC conference and WEDC’s example of Research Impact submitted to REF2014.

We have wide ranging experience with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary approaches and the key elements of sustainability including: functionality, institutional, financial, environmental and equity aspects. Evidence of the depth and breadth of WEDC's experience in water and sanitation is shown in the links to project summaries under our main research themes and types of research listed below.


Research themes 

WEDC has completed a wide range of strategically important research and consultancy projects for a variety of clients, as is shown in the project summaries under the following themes:

Research types

The range of WEDC's research and enterprise work is demonstrated by the project summaries under the following types of projects:


Postgraduate research