Eddy Perez is a Lead Sanitation Specialist for the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) of the World Bank. Perez has a BS in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters of Science in Engineering and Public Policy (with a concentration in Science and Technology in International Development) from Washington University (in St. Louis). Perez has over 35 years of experience in the water supply and sanitation, low-cost housing, urban slum upgrading, municipal strengthening and disaster management sectors. In his current role, Eddy leads the WSP global program on scaling up rural sanitation which seeks to use evidenced based knowledge to influence policies and practices of governments and development partners to create sustainable at scale rural sanitation programs. Eddy is also chair of the WHO/UNICEF JMP Post 2015 sanitation working group and on the Technical Advisory Group of the Global Sanitation Fund.