October 2020

Caroline Delaire

Caroline leads the growing research & programs team at Aquaya, composed of about ten staff members based in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and the United States. She is responsible for ensuring the quality of research deliverables across the organization and for overseeing staffing, timelines, and budgets. She joined Aquaya in 2016, working for two years from the Nairobi, Kenya, office before returning to Europe.

Caroline has experience conducting applied research in the water and sanitation sector in sub-Saharan Africa, India, and Haiti. Her doctoral research focused on a low-cost technology to remediate arsenic and microbiological contamination from groundwater. It also analyzed drivers of water consumption behaviors in arsenic-affected communities of West Bengal, India. She has published 20 peer-reviewed manuscripts in a range of disciplines including engineering, data science, social sciences, and economics.

Caroline has a PhD and MS in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an engineering diploma (BS and MS level) from the Ecole Polytechnique in France. She is a native French speaker. 

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