Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

The Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies was first published in 2008 during the International Year of Sanitation, and the Second Edition will be published late 2013. The document's popularity is its brevity - ordering and structuring a huge range of information on tried and tested technologies in a single document. As in the first edition we present only proven technologies that are appropriate for low- and middle-income settings. Also, we include only "improved" sanitation technologies, featuring safe, hygienic, and accessible sanitation. In this eCompendium edition we present the whole range of urban, peri-urban and rural technologies (e.g. from simple pits to conventional sewers).
Downloadable versions of the compendium are available in English, French, Spanish and Nepali.
You can order a hardcopy here.

Funding Partners

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)



Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)










Created by

Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
seecon international gmbh
The Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management Toolbox