October 2020

Caroline Delaire

Caroline leads several of Aquaya’s research programs and supervises five research staff in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda. She has nine years of experience conducting applied research in the water and sanitation sector in sub-Saharan Africa, India, and Haiti. She joined Aquaya in 2016 and worked two years from the Kenya office before returning to Europe. Caroline has 19 peer-reviewed publications in various disciplines, including engineering, data science, social sciences, and economics. She currently oversees research programs that apply new technologies and data science to promote pro-poor access to safe water and sanitation services.

Prior to Aquaya, Caroline’s doctoral research focused on a low-cost technology to remediate arsenic and microbiological contamination from groundwater. She also analyzed drivers of water consumption behaviors in arsenic-affected communities of West Bengal, India.

Caroline has a PhD and a Masters of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an Engineering Diploma (B.S. and M.S. level) from the Ecole Polytechnique in France. Caroline is also a native French speaker.

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