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WEDC – Water, Engineering and Development Centre

Knowledge base

WEDC publications are a unique body of knowledge in water and sanitation for sustainable development and emergencies in low- and middle-income countries. Developed over 45 years, we continue to produce accessible materials to meet the needs and demands for knowledge from policymakers to practitioners, all available to download free of charge.

Browse the WEDC collections from the links below or search our library catalogue for other water- and sanitation-related publications with live links. Sign up to My WEDC to create your own marked lists or use your bookshelf to save your searches and resources for later use.

WEDC Resources

WEDC Knowledge Base

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'My WEDC' is the portal for all your web-based interactions with us. So in addition to browsing our own collections you can search our database of thousands of sector resources.

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About our resources

WEDC Academic Papers are produced by WEDC staff for peer-reviewed international journals.

WEDC Books represent our substantial body of knowledge in water, sanitation are related subjects developed over 40 years.

WEDC Conference Papers are published in the Proceedings of our conferences. This collection contains over 2000 papers from authors working in the water and sanitation sector. All are peer-reviewed and range from fully refereed research papers to briefing notes reflecting practical experience from the field.

WEDC Guides provide essential information and instruction about specific water, sanitation, hygiene and related subjects. They are produced in a handy A5 format and are copiously illustrated. They are available to download free from our Knowledge Base or can be purchased through our online store.

WEDC Posters are single sided pages at A3. These are quick reference guides to particular topics.

WEDC Graphics are available to download free of charge from our Graphics Library.

WEDC MSc dissertations are examples of research projects which feature as part of our Masters programmes.

WEDC/WHO Technical Notes have been produced for practitioners who have responsibility for providing safe water supplies and sanitation facilities during and after a major emergency or disaster.

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Loughborough University
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