Aquaya conducts rigorous research to identify effective strategies for improving access to safe drinking water.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Please contact us at info@aquaya.org for full reprints of any of the below articles.

 

  1. Taylor, D.D.J., Khush, R., Peletz, R., Kumpel, E. (in preparation). Efficacy of Microbial Sampling Recommendations in Low-Resource Settings.
  2. Kumpel, E., Cock-Esteb, A., Peletz, R., Bonham, M., Khush, R. (in preparation). You Can’t Drink Data: Opportunities and Gaps in Information Flows among Regulated Water Quality Monitoring Activities.
  3. Peletz, R., Cock-Esteb, A., Ysenburg, D., Haji, S., Khush, R., Dupas, P. (in preparation). The Supply and Demand for Improved Sanitation: Results from Randomized Pricing Experiments in Rural Tanzania.
  4. Murray, A.L., Kumpel, E., Peletz, R., Khush, R.S., Lantagne, D., (under revision). The Effect of Sodium Thiosulfate Dechlorination on Bacteria Enumeration: Laboratory and Field Data. Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  5. Kumpel, E., Peletz, R., Bonham, M., Khush, R. (submitted). Assessing Drinking Water Quality and Water Safety Management in sub-Saharan Africa using Regulated Monitoring Data. Environmental Science and Technology
  6. Kumpel, E., Cock-Esteb, A., Duret, M., de Waal, D., Khush, R (Submitted). Seasonal Variation in Drinking and Domestic Water Sources and Quality in Port Harcourt. Nigeria. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
  7. Kumpel, E., Peletz, R., Albert, J., de Waal, D., Hirn, M., Danilenko, A., Uhl, V., Daw, A., Khush, R. (2016). Urban Water Services in Fragile States: A Comparison of Water Quality Between Port Harcourt, Nigeria and Monrovia, Liberia. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 95,1: 229-238
  8. Peletz R., Kumpel E., Bonham M., Rahman Z., Khush R. (2016). To What Extent is Drinking Water Tested in Sub-Saharan Africa? A Comparative Analysis of Regulated Water Quality Monitoring. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13,3: 275
  9. Kumpel, E., Peletz, R., Bonham, M., Fay, A., Cock-Esteb, A., Khush, R. (2015). When are Mobile Phone Useful for Water Quality Data Collection? An Analysis of Data Flows and ICT Applications among Regulated Monitoring Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12,9: 10846-10860.
  10. Najnin N. et al. 2015. Explaining Low Rates of Sustained use of Siphon Filters: Evidence from Follow-up of a Randomized Controlled Trial in Bangladesh. Tropical Medicine & International Health. 20,4: 471-483
  11. Arnold BF. et al. 2015. Reactivity in Rapidly Collected Hygiene and Toilet Spot Check Measurements: A Cautionary Tale for Longitudinal Studies.
    The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 92,1: 159-162
  12. Luoto J. et al. 2014. Nudging to Use: Achieving Safe Water Behaviors in Kenya and Bangladesh.
    Journal of Development Economics.110:13-21
  13. Khush RS et al. 2013. H2S as an Indicator of Water Supply Vulnerability and Health Risk in Low-Resource Settings: A Prospective Cohort Study. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Published online May 28, 2013; doi:10.4269/ajtmh.13-0067
  14. Luoto J et. al. 2012. Learning to Dislike Safe Water Products: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Direct and Peer Experience on Willingness to Pay. Environmental Science and Technology. 46,11:6244-6251
  15. Torkelson A et al. 2012. Investigation of Quaternary Ammonium Silane-Coated Sand Filter for the Removal of Bacteria and Viruses from Drinking Water.
    Journal of Applied Microbiology. 113, 5:1196-1207
  16. Rahman Z et al. 2011. A Comparative Assessment of Institutional Frameworks for Managing Drinking Water Quality.
    The Journal of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development. 1, 4: 242-258.
  17. Luoto J et al. 2011. What Point-of-Use Water Treatment Products do Consumers Use? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial among the Urban Poor in Bangladesh.
    PLoS ONE. 6,10:e26132
  18. Arnold BF et al. 2010. Causal Inference Methods to Study Nonrandomized, Preexisting Development Interventions.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107, 52:22605-22610
  19. Albert J et al. 2010. End-User Preferences for and Performance of Competing POU Water Treatment Technologies among the Rural Poor of Kenya.
    Environmental Science and Technology. 44, 12:4426-4432
  20. Clasen T et al. 2006. The Drinking Water Response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami, including the Role of Household Water Treatment.
    Disaster Prevention and Management. 15,1:190-201

Research briefs:

  1. Drinking water is not sufficiently tested for microbial contamination in sub-Saharan Africa. 2016
  2. La présence de microbes dans l’eau de boisson n’est pas suffisamment contrôlée en Afrique subsaharienne. 2016

Additional publications:

  1. Peletz R. et al. 2013. Monitoring for Safe Water: evaluating microbial water quality testing constraints across Africa. Water 21. October 2013: 35-36
  2. Ball M. et al. 2013. Mobile Data Tools for Improving Information Flow in WASH: Lessons from three field pilots. IRC Symposium 2013: Monitoring Sustainable WASH Service Delivery. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  3. Rahman Z. et al. 2013. Constraints to Microbial Water Quality Testing. Delivering Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in an Uncertain Environment. 36th WEDC International Conference. Nakuru, Kenya
  4. A Toolkit for Monitoring and Evaluating Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Programmes. World Health Organization & UNICEF. World Health Organization. Geneva, Switzerland. 2012
  5. Water Business Kit – Kenya. Aquaya and the International Finance Corporation. Nairobi, Kenya. 2012
  6. Luoto et al. 2011. Information and Persuasion. Achieving Safe Water Behaviors in Kenya. RAND Corporation Working Paper. WR-885. http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR885.html
  7. SSAWA Market Brief No. 2: The Market for Water Treatment and Vending Enterprises in Kenya. Aquaya and the International Finance Corporation, Nairobi. 2011
  8. Rahman Z. et al. Aquatest: Expanding Microbial Water Quality Testing for Drinking Water Management. Drinking Water Safety International. 1,4: 15-17
  9. Combatting Waterborne Disease at the Household Level. The International Network to Promote Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage. World Health Organization. Geneva, Switzerland. 2007

 

Additional Reports


Water Business Kit: Kenya

The Water Business Kit: Kenya is a joint publication by Aquaya and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The kit provides a step-by-step guide for starting and managing a water treatment and vending business in Kenya.

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Kenya Water Market Survey

The Kenya Water Market Survey is a joint publication by Aquaya and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). This report describes our assessments of consumer demand for treated water among different market segments in Kenya.

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Aquatest

‘Aquatest: Expanding Microbial Water Quality Testing for Drinking Water Management’ provides an overview of the Aquatest research consortium’s efforts to develop appropriate technologies for water testing in low resource settings.

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Conference Proceedings

Ball M. et. al. (2013) Mobile Data Tools for Improving Information Flow in WASH: Lessons from Three Field Pilots. IRC Symposium 2013: Monitoring Sustainable WASH Service Delivery. Download paper

Rahman. et. al. (2013) Constraints to microbial water quality testing. 36th WEDC International Conference, 2013: Delivering Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in an Uncertain Environment. Download paper

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