October 2020

Haleemah Qureshi

Based in Kenya, Haleemah manages Aquaya’s research for USAID’s Urban Resilience by Building partnerships and Applying New evidence in WASH (URBAN WASH) program. Led by Tetra Tech, URBAN WASH focuses on sustainable and equitable WASH policy and programming in urban and peri-urban areas. Her work includes case evaluations and pilot intervention studies with local partner organizations, particularly around pro-poor WASH subsidies and improvements to water safety among small-scale providers. 

Haleemah’s prior work spanned the public and private sectors. She has managed the design and delivery of infrastructure projects and evaluated systems that create enabling environments for improvements to water and sanitation access. Prior to joining Aquaya, Haleemah managed water and sewer capital planning improvements for a city government in the US. Her master’s thesis investigated the crisis of water affordability in Baltimore, Maryland, through a financial and operational analysis of the city’s public utility and an evaluation of resulting policies that excluded or harmed residents who were unable to pay.  

Haleemah holds a master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BSc in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. 

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