Dr Celia Way

I’m practical, creative and want to help people. I am always looking to develop knowledge and understanding of the world around us, while seeking to have a genuinely positive impact on our society and the environment we depend on.

I’m currently working on the HyCristal Project, which has the broad aim of integrating hydro-climate science into policy decisions for climate-resilient infrastructure and livelihoods in East Africa. http://www.futureclimateafrica.org/project/hycristal/

Specifically, I am focusing on work to understand the impacts of climate change on urban WASH systems. A tool or platform will be developed to guide selection of cost-effective water supply and sanitation interventions, that will reduce the total health burden for the area considered.

My research interests include:

  • WASH in general and sanitation in particular
  • Faecal sludge management (FSM)
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Problem structuring
  • Practical application of climate science
  • Multi and interdisciplinary work
  • ‘ground-truthing’ concepts