The Water, Engineering and Development Centre is one of the world’s leading education and research institutes for developing knowledge and capacity in water and sanitation for sustainable development and emergency relief.
We focus on solutions for people in low- and middle-income countries, helping to provide evidence-based answers to important questions – not only about what needs to be done to improve basic infrastructure and essential services – but also how to go about it.
What makes us stand out from the crowd is our outreach to practitioners – using our knowledge base and our applied research work to develop the capacity of individuals and organizations throughout the world, promoting the integration of social, technical, economic, institutional and environmental activities as a prerequisite for development.
- Education: Teaching, learning and capacity building underpin sustainable developments in water, sanitation and hygiene: Education is the sine qua non – the indispensable condition of development. It won't happen without it.
- Knowledge and research: Knowledge is central to progress. It's not just the generation of new knowledge through research, but using existing knowledge to the full, and working seriously on dissemination and uptake.
Find out more about WEDC using the links below:
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- The WEDC Team
- WEDC International Conferences
- Keeping in touch
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- How you can help
- Information in print
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