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WEDC is one of the world's leading education and research institutes for developing knowledge and capacity in water and sanitation for low- and middle-income countries.

We are based in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, one of the top award-winning Universities in the UK.

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Loughborough University exhibits at Reinvent the Toilet Fair in Delhi, India

Professor M. Sohail recently represented Loughborough University at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India, an event which was co-hosted by the Government of India’s Department of Biotechnology and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in March 2014. Professor M. Sohail showcased Loughborough’s reinvented toilet that aims to help bring sanitation to those who need it most. The fair is also supported by the Indian Ministry of Urban Development.

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Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Congratulations to Dr Sam Kayaga of WEDC, now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Mike Smith joins Journal of Research and Technology editorial board

Mike Smith, Senior Programme Manager at WEDC, has been asked to join the editorial board for the Journal of Research and Technology, which is managed by Islamic University of Gaza. The appointment will be initially for two years from January 1 2014.

Fiches Techniques en Situation D'urgence

Fiches Techniques en Situation D’urgence (WHO Technical Notes for Emergencies)

Ces fiches illustrées de quatre pages ont été préparées par le WEDC pour l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé afin d’aider les personnes qui travaillent dans un contexte d’urgence, à planifier des réponses adéquates aux besoins urgents et de moyen terme des populations dans le secteur de l’eau et de l’assainissement.

These four page highly-illustrated notes have been prepared by WEDC for the World Health Organization to assist those working immediately or shortly after an emergency to plan appropriate responses to the urgent and medium-term water and sanitation needs of affected populations.

Translated by Solidarités International |

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