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WEDC – Water, Engineering and Development Centre

Research and enterprise

WEDC is a leading research and enterprise organisation focusing on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in low and middle income countries. We are dedicated to providing evidence-based answers to important questions about what to do and how to do it.

WEDC works to develop the underlying analysis of evidence to influence policy and practice. We work with many development sector partners around the world to enhance our collective impact. This is evident from the annual WEDC conference and WEDC’s example of Research Impact submitted to REF2014.

We have wide ranging experience with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary approaches and the key elements of sustainability including: functionality, institutional, financial, environmental and equity aspects. Evidence of the depth and breadth of WEDC's experience is shown in the links to project summaries under our Main Project Themes and Types of Projects listed below.

Main project themes

WEDC has completed a wide range of strategically important research and consultancy projects for a variety of clients, as is shown in the project summaries under the following main themes:

Types of project

The range of WEDC's research and enterprise work is demonstrated by the project summaries under the following types of projects:


Contact us

For enquiries about WEDC, email:

Postal address:
School of Civil and Building Engineering
The John Pickford Building
Loughborough University
Leicestershire LE11 3TU
United Kingdom

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