Affiliates working on Drinking Water
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Affiliates working on Drinking Water


Charisma Acey

Assistant Professor
Department of City and Regional Planning

 

Research Areas: access to drinking water and sanitation, environmental justice, poverty reduction, food security, collaborative governance and participatory research methods

 

Sample Projects: Exploring the Human Right to Water Paradigm in Urban and Peri-Urban Governance; Are Water Utility Customers in Kenya Willing to Pay More to Improve Sanitation in Low-Income Communities?; Infrastructure Imaginaries: Informal Urbanism, Creativity and Ecology in Lagos, Nigeria

CHARISMA ACEY

Jack Colford

Professor of Epidemiology
School of Public Health

 

Research Areas: Waterborne infectious diseases (domestic, developing country, and recreational water settings), Clinical trial design (individual and community-level)

 

Sample Projects: Cluster-randomised controlled trials of individual and combined water, sanitation, hygiene and nutritional interventions in rural Bangladesh and Kenya: the WASH Benefits study, Health risks associated with ocean exposure and fecal indicator bacteria following rainstorms: a longitudinal cohort study of surfers in San Diego, California, Spillover Effects of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Interventions on Child Health

Jack Colford

Ashok Gadgil

Professor  
ENV Program, Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Research Areas: Drinking Water Treatment; Technology Innovation; Technology Maturation for Impact

 

Sample projects: Arsenic remediation of groundwater used for drinking; Advanced technologies for Capacitive Deionization; Low cost effective remediation of excess fluoride from groundwater used for drinking

Ashok Gadgil

Arpad Horvath

Professor
Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate Engineering and Project Management

 

Research Areas: Life-cycle environmental and economic assessment of products, processes, and services, particularly answering important questions about civil infrastructure systems and the built environment: transportation systems, water and wastewater systems, biofuels, pavements, buildings, and construction materials.

 

Sample Projects: Environmental implications of various products, processes and services, in particular, transportation systems, water and wastewater systems, biofuels, pavements, buildings, and construction materials.
Arpad Horvath

Michael Mascarenhas

 Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

 

Research Areas: water access and environmental justice; water charity and affordability; Indigenous water rights, human right to water.

 

Sample Projects:  Thirsty for Environmental Justice. Flint, Detroit, and the War over Michigan’s Water. Previous Projects: Where the Waters Divide. Neoliberalism, White Privilege, and Environmental Racism in Canada (Lexington Books, 2015), and New Humanitarianism and the Crisis of Charity: Good Intentions on the Road to Help (Indiana University Press, 2017)
Michael Mascarenhas

Baoxia Mi

Assistant Professor
Environmental Engineering and Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate (ECIC)

 

Research Areas: Advanced water treatment technology, membrane process, water and wastewater reuse, desalination, environmental nanotechnology, interfacial and transport phenomena

 

Sample Projects: Graphene-based membranes for water purification; Hybrid membrane systems for enhanced water and energy sustainability; Fundamental understanding of fouling and transport mechanisms in membrane processes

Baoxia Mi

Kara Nelson

Professor
Environmental Engineering

 

Research Areas: Detection, removal, and inactivation of pathogens in water and sludge; Water reuse; Natural treatment systems; Drinking water and sanitation in developing countries.

 

Sample Projects: Disinfection of Water by Sunlight; Evaluation of 24×7 versus Intermittent Water Supply in Hubli-Dharwad, India; Tertiary Treatment for Water Reuse; Wastewater Irrigation of Food Crops; and Stormwater Treatment by Bioinfiltration.

Kara Nelson

Alison E. Post

Associate Professor
Political Science and Global Metropolitan Studies

 

Research areas:  Institutions for urban water delivery; politics of water management and distribution, especially in the Global South; private sector participation in water delivery; water intermittency; human right to water.

 

Sample Projects:  Foreign and Domestic Investment in Argentina: The Politics of Privatized Infrastructure; How Investor Portfolios Shape Regulatory Outcomes: Privatized Infrastructure After Crises; Information and Intermittent Water: An Impact Evaluation in Bangalore, India; Does Codifying the Human Right to Water Change Public Opinion?

Alison E. Post

Isha Ray

Professor, Energy and Resources Group
Affiliate Faculty, Geography, Institute for South Asia Studies

 

Research Areas: Water and devel­op­ment; tech­nol­ogy and devel­op­ment; com­mon prop­erty resources; and social sci­ence research meth­ods

 

Sample Projects: Access to water and san­i­ta­tion for the rural and urban poor, the role of tech­nol­ogy in improv­ing liveli­hoods, and pub­lic per­cep­tions of energy and cli­mate change poli­cies.

Isha Ray

Justin V. Remais

Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health

 

Research Areas: infectious disease dynamics in changing environments; environmental and social forcing of vector-borne and waterborne infections; urban epidemiology of environmental pathogens; epidemiology of global environmental change

 

Sample ProjectsAnalytical methods for estimating the joint climatological-social drivers of water quality and supply in contrasting tropical zones in Ecuador and China (NSF Water, Sustainability and Climate funded); Public health impacts of drought and climate change in California (UCOP MRPI funded); West Nile Virus, cocci and California’s water resources: exploring relationships between transmission, climate, and hydrology (UCOP MRPI funded); and Effects of agricultural expansion and intensification on the ecology and epidemiology of the waterborne parasite that causes schistosomiasis (NIH EEID funded)

Justin V. Remais

David Sedlak

Co-Director of Berkeley Water Center, Malozemoff Professor in Mineral Engineering, Director of Institute for Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE)
Environmental Engineering

 

Research Areas: Environmental chemistry, water recycling, contaminant fate in receiving waters, natural treatment systems, reinvention of urban water systems

 

Sample Projects: The Fate of Trace Organic Compounds in Treatment Wetlands, In Situ Chemical Oxidation of Persistent Organic Contaminants

David Sedlak