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Equity and Inclusion in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene


Specific themes

General Inclusion resources

Learning materials

WEDC Conference papers

Click here to view a selection of papers with a particular focus on inclusion in WASH, from WEDC International Conferences, starting with the most recent first.

Essential reading

This list is regularly updated but please let us know if there is a document that should be added.

Compendium of accessible WASH technologies – low-cost options, for use at community level in rural sub-Saharan Africa. To access a full library of images see WaterAid's Compendium page.

Disability: Making CLTS Fully Inclusive
For French and Portuguese versions go to the Community-led Total Sanitation website

Mainstreaming disability and ageing in water, sanitation and hygiene programmes A mapping study carried out for WaterAid UK

Inclusive WASH – What does it look like? Checklist for WASH practitioners | en français | en español

Water and sanitation for all – article in Municipal Engineer – Themed issue on Diversity & Inclusion.

Infrastructure for All: Meeting the needs of both men and women in development projects. A practical guide for engineers, technicians and project managers. Reed, B., Coates, S., & Parry-Jones, S. (2007) WEDC.

Developing Engineers and Technicians: Notes on giving guidance to engineers and technicians on how infrastructure can meet the needs of men and women. Reed, B. & Coates, S. (2007) WEDC.

Water and sanitation for disabled people and other vulnerable groups: designing services to improve accessibility. Jones, H. & Reed, R.A. (2005) WEDC.

Inclusive design of school latrines: how much does it cost and who benefits? Jones, H. (2011) WEDC Briefing Note #1.

Inclusive design for WASH services – An annotated bibliography (categorises and describes over 50 documents related to access to WASH for women and girls, disabled adults and children, and schoolchildren).

Inclusive WASH and disability (adapted from the above but focuses on access for disabled people).


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