Water Engineering and Development Centre
WEDC Conference papers
Click on the links below to view selections of papers from WEDC International Conferences, with a particular focus. Most recent papers are listed first.
This list is regularly updated but please let us know if there is a document that should be added.
Mainstreaming disability and ageing in water, sanitation and hygiene programmes
A mapping study carried out for WaterAid UK
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.
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).
Women and girls in WASH
FISHER, J. (2008) Women in water supply, sanitation and hygiene programmes, Municipal Engineer, 161 (ME4), 223-229.
FISHER, J. (2006) For Her It's the Big Issue, Water Supply and Collaborative Council/UNICEF.
FISHER, J. (2006) What is good for women is good for all. WELL Briefing Note, 25, WEDC, Loughborough
FISHER, J. (2004) The Gender Millennium Development Goal. What water, sanitation and hygiene can do. WELL Briefing Note, 4, WEDC, Loughborough
Menstrual hygiene and perimenopause management
Bhakta, A., Fisher, J. and Reed, B.J. (2014) WASH for the perimenopause in low-income countries: changing women, concealed knowledge? 37th WEDC International Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam
De Lange, R., Lenglet, A., Fesselet, J.F., Gartley, M., Altyev, M., Fisher, J. and Shanks, A. (2014) Keeping it simple: a gender-specific sanitation tool for emergencies , Waterlines 33, 1, 45-54
Crofts, T. and Fisher, J. (2012) Menstrual Hygiene in Ugandan schools: Investigating Low-Cost Sanitary Pads , The Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 2, 1, 50-58
CROFTS, T. (2010) Will they cotton on? An investigation into schoolgirls' use of low-cost sanitary pads in Uganda Unpublished MSc, WEDC, Loughborough
Solid waste management and women
Obadina, A., Fisher, J. and Sohail, M. (2015) Informal waste workers on Lagos dumpsites: analysis of gender difference in sources of livelihood. 38th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK
Obadina, O A, and Fisher, J. (2014) Socio-economic demography of waste workers on Lagos dumpsites: analysis of gender differences. 37th WEDC International Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam