Compendium of Sanitation Technologies in Emergencies

The eCompendium of Sanitation Technologies in Emergencies is a comprehensive and user-friendly online capacity development tool for sanitation solutions in emergency settings. It supports and enables decision making through real time filtering and configuration of entire sanitation service chain solutions in emergency settings. It provides detailed information on key decision criteria for tried and tested emergency sanitation technologies, information on cross-cutting issues and available case studies, relevant to come up with informed sanitation technology decisions in emergencies. The eCompendium can be accessed here.

The platform will be further enhanced in the coming weeks and months to include an arabic language option and additional functionalities like an expert database, a more pronounced case study section and a market place.

The free pdf version of the publication (in English, French and Ukrainian) can be downloaded here:


If you are interested to get a hardcopy version in either English or French please contact.

The eCompendium of Sanitation Technologies in Emergencies is an exceptional collaborative effort of Global WASH Cluster partners with contributions and thematic inputs from a multitude of international sanitation sector experts and organisations both from the humanitarian and development sphere.

It has been developed and coordinated under the leadership of the German WASH Network and Eawag with the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. We would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank all individuals and their respective organisations and institutions for their invaluable contribution to this eCompendium. We would further like to thank the Global WASH Cluster and the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance and its secretariat hosted by GIZ for their continuous support throughout the process and for hosting the eCompendium platform.

For any further inquiries and direct feedback please contact: robert.gensch [at]



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