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Duke University Center for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Infectious Disease

The Duke University Center for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Infectious Disease (WaSH-AID) is a collaborative research team that co-designs with scientists and engineers, practitioners, and users to develop novel technology-based solutions for critical health, environmental and economic challenges.

Our research encompasses the design, engineering, and pilot-scale demonstration of blackwater, greywater, and stormwater treatment solutions, and technologies to generate health data through wastewater.

To achieve our mission, we

  • Emphasize cross-disciplinary expertise and partnerships.
  • Work along a continuum from basic science to prototyping, demonstration and commercialization.
  • Embrace a user-centered philosophy in all stages of research and development.
  • Seek to promote equity and justice with inclusive and transformative solutions.