As experts in the field, staff are solicited to assist in education of water and sanitation testing methods and data analysis and dissemination of related information and expertise.
October 2017 – Dr. Caroline Delaire and Dr. Jeff Albert will both be engaged in activities at the Water and Health Conference, hosted by The Water Institute at UNC. Dr. Delaire will be presenting results from the recent publication, “How Much Will It Cost To Monitor Microbial Drinking Water Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa?” Dr. Albert with USAID and the WASHPaLS project will be co-convening a side session with UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WaterAid, Plan, PSI, and UNC, entitled “Rethinking rural sanitation: practical pathways to outcome-focused programming.”
August 2017 – Dr. Jeff Albert will join WASHPaLS Chief-of-Party Morris Israel to lead two closed technical meetings at Stockholm World Water Week, one with the WASHPaLS Advisory Board and a second with a larger external group of field implementers, researchers, and donors to vet the first year findings of the project as well as future field research plans.
June 2017 – Dr. Ranjiv Khush consulted with the Water Resources Institute. More details to come.
November 2016 – Dr. Ranjiv Khush was a guest presenter at UNICEF in Copenhagen, Denmark. UNICEF is interested in building capacity for water quality safety and is urging innovators to focus on instant detection for E. coli in water. Dr. Khush was a technical advisor on the constraints of monitoring water quality and presented lessons from Aquaya’s Monitoring for Safe Water (MfSW) in order for innovators to understand the potential market.
October 2016 – Dr. Ranjiv Khush and Dr. Caroline Delaire were assistant lecturers at Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology) in Switzerland. In conjunction with Dr. Richard Johnston (World Health Organization), Dr. Sara Marks (Eawag-Sandec), and Eng. Ariane Schertenleib (Eawag-Sandec), they lead the workshop entitled “Water Supply in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.” The workshop was on water supply in low and middle-income countries and included water sampling methodology, results analysis, and difficulties facing institutions in their monitoring plans.