Rebecca Gilsdorf is a Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist in the World Bank’s Water Global Practice. She has been with the Bank since 2016, when she joined as a Young Professional. Rebecca works on projects and policy dialogue related to water supply and sanitation in Africa and the Middle East. She is also a core member of the Bank’s Urban Sanitation Global Team, which provides technical and implementation support to projects and analytical work across the globe.
Rebecca is a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Engineering and Science at Stanford University, where her research focuses on technical and social dimensions of wastewater treatment and reuse in East Africa. Before joining the Bank, Rebecca earned her M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford and received her B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
August 23, 2018 / Martin Gambrill, Rebecca J. Gilsdorf, Ruth Kennedy-Walker, Jan Willem Rosenboom
Within the pages of a newly-released engineering design manual, there are vital solutions for one of the most important sanitation challenges which most people have never heard of.
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