WEDC The John Pickford Building
Loughborough University
Leicestershire LE11 3TU UK
+44 (0)1509 222885

Water, Engineering and Development Centre

About us

WEDC - About WEDC: Handpump outside the WEDC buildingThe 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.

Founded in 1971, WEDC is based in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, one of the top award-winning UK universities.

Loughborough University - winner of the THE Best Student ExperienceThis provides a sound basis for scrutiny of all we do: WEDC is regulated, and being part of a leading University gives us a recognised platform of independence and quality.

Loughborough again been rated as one of top universities in National Student SurveyWhat 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.

Loughborough University wins coveted University of the Year in Sunday Times University Guide.Our core values:

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The John Pickford Building
Loughborough University
Leicestershire LE11 3TU
United Kingdom

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