Conference 2022: Speakers and Programme

This Conference ended on 23rd June 2022.
The Programme reflects the past schedule and speakers present at the event.

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Keynote speakers

ECRC Presenters

Dr Amita Bhakta was the first Indian woman with Cerebral Palsy to complete her PhD on the WASH needs of perimenopausal women at Loughborough University. Now working as a freelance consultant, she explores ‘hidden’ issues in WASH, taking forward the work she began during her PhD. Amita is working to try to connect the different sub-disciplines in the WASH sector, with a particular interest in exploring equity and inclusion in relation to sanitation workers. Amita’s consultancy work has explored diverse topics such as using PhotoVoice and incontinence. She remains active in academic research, publishing and teaching.

Dr Richard Carter has worked since the mid 1970s on the natural and social sciences and engineering of water development and management, focusing on the poorest countries of sub-Saharan Africa. After training as a geologist, he took a Master’s degree in irrigation and water resources engineering, and later a PhD in arid zone water policy and management. Richard worked in academia from 1981 to 2009, after several years working for consulting companies in UK and overseas. He was appointed Professor of International Water Development at Cranfield University in 2002. Richard headed WaterAid’s Technical Support Unit from 2009 to 2012. Richard continues to travel widely and has published extensively on his work. He is now Director of his own consultancy firm, Richard Carter and Associates Ltd

Euphresia Luseka is a Kenyan seasoned WASH Governance Specialist, champion of DEI agenda and Co-Lead of the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) Leave No-One Behind Theme and decolonization component. She has 13 years of experience in leadership, strategy development, partnerships and management in the WASH sector nationally, regionally and internationally. She has specialised in WASH public policy and the institutional strengthening of WASH Institutions including urban and rural water utilities. She has worked with government, development partners, CSOs, the private sector and research institutions. She has written various publications and participated in various research work. Euphresia works with Government, Private sector, CSOs’ and several high level development partners. She holds an Education for Sustainability from London South Bank University.

Born near Toronto, Canada, Elizabeth Tilley studied environmental engineering in Canada but was unclear how or why it was important.  Spending a year building toilets in rural Mexico exposed her to the direct and dire consequences of poverty, corruption, and limited access to infrastructure on health.  Her frustration with the repetitive failures seen in the engineering field led her to do a PhD in development economics with the goal of understanding how and why people make the decisions that they do.  Teaching, it turns out was her actual passion and she spent 5 years as a Lecturer at the University of Malawi helping to train the next generation of angry, articulate engineers who would be able to shape their country’s WASH sector.  Currently, she is the Chair of Global Health Engineering where she has a wonderful group but spends too much time on administration and not enough time emptying pits.

Outline timetable from 2022:

A more detailed programme is available at the top of this page.
Outline timetable for ECRC 2022

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