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Sanitation Studios – Safe and clean water and sanitation

Sanitation Studio is an international programme from Healthabitat (Australia) which develops design processes and construction methods to improve living environments and consequently improve the health of people. 

In the Sanitation Studios, curricula, learning and skills nuggets have been developed at various levels to cope with emerging water and sanitation challenges in countries and industry type of usage and waste water management.The Sanitation Studio projects work with existing, skilled teams which are established, locally driven, small and effective at using small amounts of money to make great change. Tradespeople such as plumbers, electricians, carpenters and bricklayers are directly involved in improving health by working with – and passing on skills to – locally managed organisations.

Our initial partnerships have focussed on methods of effective water collection, improved hygiene, and the safe removal and treatment of human waste. If you are interested in leading a similar WorldSkills Foundation project or if you have more ideas to share, please contact WorldSkills Foundation at