WASHTech (2011-2013)

Investing in effective technologies for sustainable WASH services

Posted on 1 January 2011

WASHTech (2011-2013)

The Water, Sanitation and Hygioene Technologies (WASHTech) programme is a three-year action reserach that will provide the sector with a systematic and participatory way of assessing and adopting technology innovation that effectively takes the poorest of the world a step closer to expanding their life choices and opportunities for development. The program is in collaboration with WaterAid, Centre Régional pour l'Eau Potable et l'Assainissement à faible coût (CREPA) and Training, Research and Networking for Development (TREND), Ghana.


WASHTech endeavours to introduce a robust Technology Assessment Framework (TAF) that will assess the potential of new innovative technologies which may be used at decentralised level.Innovations will be analysed on the following criteria:
- technology performance;
- market potential and scalibility;
- institutional support;
- innovational and planning;
- sustainability of service provision; and
- potential and pricess uptake of new technoligies


  • Informative guidelines for application of TAF
  • An Africa technology report with selected technologies
  • Country assessment reports and recommendationsA WASHTech web
  • A WASHTech web site, regularly updated platfom
  • A series of traning courses also in partner countries

Technologies used

Action research
Learning and sharing

Project location

Project partners

  • IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre