Peer Reviewed Publications
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- Peletz, R., Kisiangani, J., Delaire, C., Kumpel, E., Bonham, M., Ronoh, P., Marks, S., Khush, R. (in preparation). Why do Water Quality Monitoring Programs Succeed or Fail? A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Regulated Institutional Testing in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Taylor, D.D.J., Khush, R., Peletz, R., Kumpel, E. (in preparation). Efficacy of Microbial Sampling Recommendations in Low-Resource Settings.
- 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.
- Murray, A.L., Kumpel, E., Peletz, R., Khush, R.S., Lantagne, D., (in preparation). The Effect of Sodium Thiosulfate Dechlorination on Bacteria Enumeration: Laboratory and Field Data. Applied and Environmental Microbiology
- Kumpel, E., Delaire, C., Peletz, R., Kisiangani, J., Rinehold, A., DeFrance, J., Sutherland, D., Khush, R. (in preparation) Evaluating Water Safety Plans: Lessons Learned from Assessments in the Asia-Pacific Region.
- Peletz, R., Cock-Esteb, A., Ysenburg, D., Haji, S., Khush, R., Dupas, P. (2017). Supply and Demand for Improved Sanitation: Results from Randomized Pricing Experiments in Rural Tanzania. Environmental Science and Technology. 51,12: 7138-7147
- Delaire, C., Peletz, R., Kumple, E., Kisiangani, J., Bain, R., Khush, R. (2017). How Much will it Cost to Monitor Microbial Water Quality in sub-Saharan Africa? Environmental Science and Technology. 51,11: 5869-5878
- Misati, A.G., Ogendi, G., Peletz, R., Khush, R., Kumple, E. (2017). Can Sanitary Surveys Replace Water Quality Testing? Evidence from Kisii, Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 14,152; doi:10.3390/ijerph14020152
- Kumpel, E., Cock-Esteb, A., Duret, M., de Waal, D., Khush, R (2017). Seasonal Variation in Drinking and Domestic Water Sources and Quality in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 96,2: 437-445
- Kumpel, E., Peletz, R., Bonham, M., Khush, R. (2016). Assessing Drinking Water Quality and Water Safety Management in sub-Saharan Africa using Regulated Monitoring Data. Environmental Science and Technology. 50,20: 10869-10876
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Luoto J. et al. 2014. Nudging to Use: Achieving Safe Water Behaviors in Kenya and Bangladesh.
Journal of Development Economics.110:13-21
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Drinking water is not sufficiently tested for microbial contamination in sub-Saharan Africa. 2016
- La présence de microbes dans l’eau de boisson n’est pas suffisamment contrôlée en Afrique subsaharienne. 2016
- Cock-Esteb, A. (2017). Water Quality Monitoring Across Sub-Saharan Africa: Quick Lessons from the Field with the Aquaya Institute. International Association of Hydrogeologists, U.S. National Chapter. Spring 2017 Newsletter: 9-10
- Kisiangani, J., Khush, R. (2016). Drinking Water is Not Sufficiently Tested for Microbial Contamination in Sub-Saharan Africa. Share Water. Technical Journal No. 4: 26-29
- Murkomen, B., Peletz, R., Kumpel, E., Bonham, M., Khush, R. (2016). The Eminent Public Health Problem of Deficient Water Quality Monitoring in Kenya. Policy Brief, Kenya Ministry of Health. April 2016
- Kayando-Aulla, K., Kumpel, E., Peletz, R. (2015). How many Kenyans are drinking unsafe water? Using microbial water quality data to estimate coverage in Nyanza Province. Shared Sanitation, Hygiene, Information & Tales (Sshit) Magazine. Kenya Ministry of Health. March 2015
- Peletz, R., Rahman, Z., Bonham, M., Aleru, L., Khush, R. (2013). Monitoring for Safe Water: evaluating microbial water quality testing constraints across Africa. Water 21. October 2013: 35-36
- Ball, M., Rahman, Z., Champanis, M., Rivett, U., Khush, R. (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
- Rahman, Z., Aleru, L., Bonham, M., Peletz, R., Khush, R. (2013). Constraints to Microbial Water Quality Testing. Delivering Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in an Uncertain Environment. 36th WEDC International Conference. Nakuru, Kenya
- A Toolkit for Monitoring and Evaluating Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Programmes. World Health Organization & UNICEF. World Health Organization. Geneva, Switzerland. 2012
- Water Business Kit – Kenya. Aquaya and the International Finance Corporation. Nairobi, Kenya. 2012
- Luoto, J., Levine, D., Albert, J. (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
- SSAWA Market Brief No. 2: The Market for Water Treatment and Vending Enterprises in Kenya. Aquaya and the International Finance Corporation, Nairobi. 2011
- Rahman Z., Khush, R., Gundry, S. (2010). Aquatest: Expanding Microbial Water Quality Testing for Drinking Water Management. Drinking Water Safety International. 1, 4: 15-17
- Combatting Waterborne Disease at the Household Level. (2007) The International Network to Promote Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage. World Health Organization. Geneva, Switzerland.
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.
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.
‘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.
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