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Ruth Kennedy-Walker

Ruth Kennedy-Walker
Ruth Kennedy-Walker is an Environmental Engineer (YP) working in the Environment and Natural Resources Management Global Practice at the World Bank, focusing on the West African region. She has a Masters in Civil Engineering and recently graduated from Newcastle University, UK with a PhD in Environmental Engineering. Her research focused on identifying critical social and technical factors required to achieve sustainable Fecal Sludge Management services (road-based) in complex low-income informal settlements in Lusaka, The Republic of Zambia. During her PhD she completed an internship with the Water and Sanitation Program based in Jakarta, Indonesia and recently worked as a research assistant at Leeds University, UK. Prior to her PhD she gained experience working in a UK water and wastewater utility, working as a site engineer and design coordinator. She has also been actively involved in the UK Sanitation Community of Practice, that aims to strengthen the UK sanitation sector by bringing together a wide range of professionals (from academic and research institutions, NGOs, public and private organizations) with an interest in sanitation.