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Dr. Peter Harvey

Chair of the WASH Technical Working Group

Chief, Water, Sanitation & Education Centre, UNICEF

Dr. Peter Harvey

Chair of the WASH Technical Working Group

Chief, Water, Sanitation & Education Centre, UNICEF HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

Dr. Peter Harvey is currently Chief of the Water, Sanitation and Education Centre at UNICEF Supply Division in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has previously worked as a senior adviser, programme manager, university lecturer/researcher and water engineer. He has a particular interest in sustainable service delivery and technological and programmatic innovations related to water and sanitation for low-income communities and humanitarian relief.

 

Richard Bauer

Senior WASH Adviser, Norwegian Refugee Council

Richard Bauer

Senior WASH Adviser, Norwegian Refugee Council HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

Murray Burt

Global Senior WASH Officer, UNHCR

Murray Burt

Global Senior WASH Officer, UNHCR HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

Murray (BEng, MSc, MICE) is a chartered civil and environmental engineer with twenty years experience within commercial engineering consultancies, governmental and non-governmental organisations in Africa, Asia and Pacific.

He is currently working for UNHCR leading the UNHCR WASH team and overseeing the delivery of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services to refugees throughout the world.

Brian Clarke

CEHE Senior Visiting Fellow

Brian Clarke

CEHE Senior Visiting Fellow HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

Brian (MSc DIC DipCE CEng MICE) is a chartered civil engineer with nearly twenty years of experience. In 1984 he became a Senior Lecturer at the School of Civil Engineering, Kingston University where he has been responsible for numerous water, wastewater and environmental publications.

Brian co-founded the Centre for Environmental Health Engineering (CEHE) at the University of Surrey in 1991 and served as its Deputy Director for twenty years. He is currently appointed as a CEHE Senior Visiting Fellow.

William Carter

Senior Officer, (WatSan/EH), IFRC & Red Crescent Societies, Geneva

William Carter

Senior Officer, (WatSan/EH), IFRC & Red Crescent Societies, Geneva HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

William Carter is the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent’s global focal point for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene promotion in emergency response based in Geneva. Originally from Texas, he is a civil engineer with a master’s in public health. He has worked in WatSan/HP in both the emergency and long term development contexts for the IFRC, NGOs, and the United States Peace Corps.

Claudio Deola

Senior Humanitarian WASH Adviser, Save the Children UK

Claudio Deola

Senior Humanitarian WASH Adviser, Save the Children UK HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

Claudio (BEng, MSc, MA) is a chartered hydraulic and environmental engineer with a master in humanitarian assistance.

Over the past 15 years he has been involved in large scale humanitarian operations and in complex emergencies, working for INGOs, UN agencies and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Claudio is currently leading the Humanitarian WASH Team at Save the Children UK.

Caetano Dorea

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Victoria

Caetano Dorea

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Victoria HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

Caetano is an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria (Victoria, Canada) where he runs the Water, Sanitation & Health (WASH) Group. Over the past 15 years he has been involved in water and sanitation related research in both development and humanitarian contexts. In addition to research activities Caetano is also active as a consultant delivering technical advice and bespoke trainings.

Tom Heath

WASH Technical Adviser

Tom Heath

WASH Technical Adviser HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

Tom Heath is a WASH Technical Advisor for Action Contre La Faim. He previously worked for Oxfam and Tearfund in humanitarian programmes in DR Congo (relief and emergency response), Iraq (urban IDPs), Liberia (refugee and Ebola) and Nepal (earthquake). He has completed short technical missions in Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe. Tom has an MSc in Community Water supply and Sanitation and a MSc (res) in Climate Change and IWRM (including field research in Madagascar, Kenya and Zambia). Tom also worked as a hydrologist/environmental consultant.

Jennifer Lamb

WASH Technical Advisor Oxfam

Jennifer Lamb

WASH Technical Advisor Oxfam HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

Jenny Lamb is a water and sanitation engineering advisor with Oxfam GB, at their humanitarian department in Oxford, UK. Her role includes being part of the flexible surge team to support with the regional and country response to emergencies, ranging recently from Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Nepal and the Philippines. Jenny is also the lead on WaSH innovation, and is currently seeking new and effective ways of responding to sanitation in emergencies, and the value of market based programming in WaSH humanitarian responses

Daniele Lantagne

Assistant Professor at Tufts University

Daniele Lantagne

Assistant Professor at Tufts University HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

Daniele (MIT BS, MIT MEng, PE) is an Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University. She is an environmental engineer who received her PhD in 2011 from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She completed her post-doctoral work as a Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow in Sustainability Science in the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard’s Center for International Development.

She began working in household water treatment in developing countries while earning her Master’s degree, and continued teaching in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT until she joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2003. Over the past fourteen years, she provided technical assistance and evaluation in more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia, and Central/South America in both development and emergency contexts. She has published over 30 papers on water supply and sanitation in developing countries and is a technical advisor to Potters for Peace, FilterPure, and charity: water.

Her main research interest is how to develop and disseminate interventions that reduce the burden of diarrheal disease and cholera in both the development context and emergencies, including engineering design, laboratory testing, field evaluations, and understanding cost-effective implementations and sustainability.

Peter Maes

Coordinator Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Unit at Médecins Sans Frontières, Global

Peter Maes

Coordinator Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Unit at Médecins Sans Frontières, Global HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

Peter has been working with MSF since 1991 on a variety of projects in Europe, Russia, South-east Asia and Sub Saharan Africa. He is a qualified bio-science engineer holding an additional master’s degree in Water Resources Engineering.

Since 2005 he has been the vector control referent of the malaria working group of MSF and has been MSF’s WASH Working Group leader since 2006.

Peter’s publications focus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in the context of Cholera, Malaria, Malnutrition, Dengue, Typoid and Ebola.

Dominique Porteaud

Global WASH Cluster Coordinator, UNICEF

Dominique Porteaud

Global WASH Cluster Coordinator, UNICEF HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

Dominique Porteaud (MSc in Public Health engineering), a French national, has over 20 years of experience in water and sanitation and in the humanitarian sector. He worked with UN agencies and international non-governmental organisations in Africa, Asia and Middle East. In addition to his technical experience, he has also occupied senior management positions (Programme Coordinator and Country Representative) for ACF and Oxfam. He worked for UNHCR as Senior WASH officer based in Geneva and he is currently Global WASH cluster coordinator (UNICEF), focusing on the coordination of emergency response.

Brian Reed

Lecturer at Water, Engineering and Development Centre, Loughborough University

Brian Reed

Lecturer at Water, Engineering and Development Centre, Loughborough University HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

After ten years as a consulting engineer on international water projects, Brian became a lecturer in water and sanitation for low-income countries at the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University, teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development levels.

As a Chartered Environmentalist as well as a Chartered Civil Engineer, Brian teaches modules on Environmental Assessment and Integrated Water Resource Management, as well as contributing to many other modules on both development and humanitarian topics.

In terms of research, areas of interest relate to the ‘gaps and overlaps’ between more traditional topics, such as management of water and sanitation facilities in emergencies. On a lighter note, Brian is collecting examples of water pots and latrine slabs from around the world which leads to interesting conversations at airports!

Joos Van Den Noortgate

Responsible Innovation & Training, Water, Hygiene & Sanitation Unit, Médecins Sans Frontières

Joos Van Den Noortgate

Responsible Innovation & Training, Water, Hygiene & Sanitation Unit, Médecins Sans Frontières HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

Joos Van Den Noortgate is a Graduate in Automobile Techniques, and an Industrial Engineer in Electro-Mechanics. He also has a Specialisation in Water Management for (Sub-) Tropical Countries, and a Diploma of Specialised Studies in Environmental Science.

He has been working for MSF since 1991 as Logistician, Technical & Logistical Coordinator, and Water, Hygiene & Sanitation Officer in several countries: DRC, Kenya, Somalia, Croatia, Bosnia, Guinea, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. In 1999, he joined the Water, Hygiene & Sanitation (WatSan) Unit of MSF’s Operational Centre in Brussels, where he was Mobile Technical Advisor for the missions in Western Africa, Afghanistan and South-East Asia.

Since 2001, he has been Responsible for Training, Research & Development, which has changed to Responsible for Innovation & Training since 2016, all still within the WatSan Unit of MSF-O.C. Brussels. Besides the MSF trainings, he is guest lecturer at different International Universities and Institutions, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. He is the (co-)author of several MSF manuals and guidelines (e.g. Public Health Engineering in Precarious Situations) and peer reviewer of different external manuals.  He also develops methodologies, emergency kits (e.g. water treatment unit) and specific equipment (e.g. for medical waste management) to be used in precarious situations.

Sian White

Researcher, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Sian White

Researcher, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

Sian is part of the Environmental Health Group at the LSHTM. Most of Sian’s research focuses on designing and evaluating WASH related behaviour change interventions. Sian is also currently working on research to promote inclusivity and equity in WASH programming.

Sian’s PhD research explores the determinants of handwashing behaviour in humanitarian crises and is based in Iraq and DRC.

Tom White

Humanitarian Advisor, DFID

Tom White

Humanitarian Advisor, DFID HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

A public health professional with extensive experience in humanitarian emergency responses in a broad variety of contexts, including field, country and HQ coordination perspectives.

Tom Wildman

Global Advisor for Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, OFDA

Tom Wildman

Global Advisor for Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, OFDA HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FUND

Tom has a BS in Agricultural & Biological Systems Engineering and an MS in Water Resources Engineering. He has over 10 years of international experience working in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America in a multitude of contexts including IDP and refugee camps, disease outbreaks, protracted drought, floods and displacement due to conflict.

In 2014 Tom became a Global Adviser for WASH interventions in humanitarian crises for USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). His areas of expertise include: analysis of private WASH markets and their use in humanitarian response, urban WASH, WASH in camp settings and in complex crises. Technical areas of focus include: surface water flow, drainage issues, and water distribution networks.

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