RWSN Events

24.07.2017 - 28.07.2017

40th WEDC International Conference Local Action with International Cooperation to Improve and Sustain Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services • Loughborough University, UK

The WEDC International Conference is a comprehensive and interactive learning event, which provides continued professional development for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector professionals.


Our conference title reflects our vision and ambition – to learn from our shared experiences and achievements to support the sustainable delivery of WASH services through international cooperation.

The week includes three days to discuss and debate peer reviewed content, followed by two days of tailored capacity development workshops.

Our programme structure incorporates a variety of innovative presentation and learning formats, which readily enable networking and facilitate collective learning. Typically attracting participants from research, practice and policy communities across more than 40 countries, this is truly a unique international event.

Come and join us!

We are proud that more than 2,900 papers have been presented and published since the WEDC international conferences began in 1973. These provide an invaluable and unique resource for the water, sanitation and hygiene sector.

Our open access database experiences over 19,000 downloads of papers every month


More Information

» WEDC Conference website