June 2021

Sam Butterworth

Sam supports the Enhancing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (EnWASH) research program, a 5-year USAID-funded project designed to increase the use of sustainable, equitable, and high-quality WASH services in both rural communities and healthcare facilities. Based in Ghana, he works primarily on developing lifecycle costing data analysis and management protocols for rural water supply systems.

Sam has a background in engineering for sustainability. Prior to joining Aquaya, he worked with Whave Solutions on rural water supply infrastructure projects in Uganda. Sam was responsible for supervising local mechanics who performed rehabilitation and preventive maintenance of handpumps with the aim of improving functionality and minimizing breakdowns. He implemented life-cycle analysis of handpump hardware and developed technical recommendations to increase component lifespans and reduce pump downtime.     

Sam holds an MSc in water and sanitation for development from Cranfield University and an MEng in civil engineering with sustainability from the University of Warwick.

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