Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

The ESHH lab tackles issues around access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities in the Global South through a research portfolio covering:

  • Drinking water accessibility and quality
  • Urban service planning
  • Faecal sludge treatment and reuse
  • Menstrual hygiene management

The overarching aim of our WASH research is to promote access to safe and sustainable water and sanitation infrastructure in low and middle income countries in order to protect public and environmental health.



rq-ppProfessor Richard Quilliam
Professor of Environment and Health


oliverDr David Oliver
Associate Professor


me.jpgDr Heather Price


jen dickieDr Jennifer Dickie


vanessa.jpgDr Vanessa Moresco
Postdoctoral researcher


profile-picture-4.jpgHeather Purshouse
PhD Student



Natalie Boyd Williams
PhD Student




Opportunities and barriers for recovering value from faecal sludge in African cities

The role of human excreta in building sustainable rural futures

The temporal dynamics of water access and quality in the slums of Blantyre, Malawi


Selected Publications

Price, H., Adams, E., Quilliam, R. (2019). The difference a day can make: the temporal dynamics of drinking water access and quality in urban slums. Science of the Total Environment, 671, 818-826DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.355

Adams, E., Price, H., Stoler, J. (2019) Urban slums, drinking water and health: trends and lessons from sub-Saharan Africa. In: Handbook of Global Urban Health, Routledge (in press).

Price, H., Okotto, L.G., Okotto-Okotto, J., Pedley, S., Wright, J. (2018). A participatory methodology for future scenario analysis of sub-national water and sanitation access: case study of Kisumu, Kenya. Water Int. 43(5): 591-602. DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2018.1500343