||Dr. Jamie Bartram is the Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor in environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he has worked since 2009 and is Director of the Water Institute. Previously, he was the Coordinator, Water, Sanitation and Health Programme, World Health Organization where he lead reform of its international monitoring and standard-setting activities and the development of a series of influential communities of practice. He was awarded the IWA (International Water Association) 'Grand Award' in 2004 and holds Honorary Professorships at the Universities of Aberystwyth, Bristol and Surrey, UK. |
He has over 20 years’ experience of international policy, research and advisory work in public health and disease prevention, especially in relation to environment and health and water supply and sanitation; and in more than 30 developing and developed countries. His research interests focus on the connections between water (including sanitation and hygiene) and health - especially the links between science, policy and practice. They include technologies for urban sanitation renewal; management systems for drinking-water safety and rural drinking-water supply; emerging issues (including water scarcity and climate change) and their impacts on system sustainability; health system activities on water and sanitation; and sector capacity issues such as monitoring, the costs and impacts of interventions and effective regulation and financing. Dr Bartram is author of 62 academic papers, 52 book chapters and is an author or editor of 49 books, including on aspects of global monitoring, water supply, sanitation and hygiene.