April HWISE-RCN Scholar of the Month: Dr. Sally Weston

Sally Weston is a Research Associate in Engineered Systems, Climate, and Health at the University of Bristol, UK. Her interdisciplinary research centers on the sustainable provision of safe drinking water in low resource communities. As an early career researcher, she is employing her background in hydraulic engineering to investigate the spatio-temporal effects of intermittently supplied piped drinking water.

She aims to understand the heterogenous impacts for infrastructure, community health, and wellbeing as a driver for change. Her current projects in Kenya to explore the impact of drinking water supply schedules on public health and wellbeing, with attention to contaminant exposure pathways in intermittent systems and households. These projects are funded by the HWISE Collaborative Accelerator Award and Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Health, respectively. Sally is also working with researchers at the University of Bristol to synthesize successful experiences of on-grid service expansion (water, sewerage, and mains power) to low-income urban communities across Africa.

Highlighted Work:

  • Weston, S.L., Scheili, A., Behmel, S., Rodriguez, M., 2022. Water Quality in Drinking Water Distribution Systems: Trends through the 21st Century. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. doi:10.1039/D2EW00491G
  • Weston, S.L., Speight, V., Loubser, C., Jacobs, Heinz., 2022. Short-Term Impacts of the Filling Transition Across Elevations in Intermittent Water Supply Systems. Urban Water. doi: 10.1080/1573062X.2022.2075764
  • Weston, S.L., Collins, R.P., Boxall, J.B., 2021. An Experimental Study of Transient Mechanisms for Mobilisation. Water Research. 194. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2021.116890
  • Weston, S.L., Collins, R.P., Boxall, J.B., 2019. A Novel Demonstration of Transient Mobilisation in Drinking Water Distribution Systems. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. 5. pp. 2132–2141. doi:10.1039/C9EW00686A

Complete list of articles: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=juaWsHEAAAAJ&hl=en

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