Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
WASH is an acronym used in international development programs and refers to "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene". Access to safe water, adequate sanitation, and proper hygiene education can reduce illness and death from disease, and also impact poverty reduction and socio-economic development.
SUPSI is leading the Consortium for Education and Research on Water Sanitation Hygiene of the network "Swissuniversities Development and Cooperation"

These areas are treated together as the impact of deficiencies in each area overlap strongly, and so to achieve a strong positive impact on public health, they need to be addressed together.

The WASH competence center, is a network of SUPSI staff members involved in teaching, research and services in the field of water resources.

Members have experience in cooperation and development projects at international level.


Sebastian Pera
Senior researcher

Claudio Valsangiacomo