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

Water, Engineering and Development Centre

Our Knowledge Base

WEDC - Use our knowledge: The WEDC Resources Centre

Our unique body of knowledge in water and sanitation has developed over 40 years. We offer evidence-based answers to important questions about planning, implementing and sustaining water and sanitation infrastructure and systems in low- and middle-income countries.

Using both conventional and new media and aiming always to produce accessible materials to meet the needs and demands for knowledge from policymakers to practitioners, we publish:

Academic papers

Books and manuals


Conference papers

Electronic notes

Fact sheets

Graphics library


Postgraduate MSc dissertations

Technical notes for emergencies

WELL Publications

The links above take you directly to the relevant website page or pre-defined knowledge base list. Find out more about each of these collections – why they have been produced and who they are for. Most of these resources are available to download free of charge – 150 books, over 2500 conference papers and hundreds of other key knowledge outputs in water, sanitation and infrastructure.


'My WEDC' is the portal for all your web-based interactions with us. In addition to searching our database of thousands of sector resources, you can:

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Contact us

For enquiries about WEDC, email:

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

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