Update: I will be joining the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as an Assistant Professor starting in January 2017.
I am currently a Senior Research Scientist at the Aquaya Institute and am based in Nairobi, Kenya. I conduct research on water quality, reliability, and access in developing countries.
I received my PhD from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, where I was advised by Kara Nelson.
Kumpel, E., Peletz, R., Bonham, M., Khush, R., 2016. Assessing Drinking Water Quality and Water Safety Management in Sub-Saharan Africa Using Regulated Monitoring Data. Environmental Science & Technology. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b02707 online - or create a free account at ACS and download for free
Kumpel, E., R. Peletz, J. Albert, D. de Waal, M. Hirn, A. Danilenko, V. Uhl, A. Daw, and R. Khush (2016). Urban water services in fragile states: A comparison of water quality between Port Harcourt, Nigeria and Monrovia, Liberia. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. online
Kumpel, E., Nelson, K.L., 2016. Intermittent Water Supply: Prevalence, Practice, and Microbial Water Quality. Environmental Science & Technology. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b03973. online
Peletz, R., Kumpel, E., M. Bonham, Z. Rahman, and R. Khush (2016). To what extent is drinking water tested in sub-Saharan Africa? A comparative analysis of regulated water quality monitoring. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13 (3). online
Ercumen, A., B. F. Arnold, Kumpel, E., Z. Burt, I. Ray, K. Nelson, and J. M. Colford Jr. (2015). Upgrading a Piped Water Supply from Intermittent to Continuous Delivery and Association with Waterborne Illness: A Matched Cohort Study in Urban India. PLoS Medicine 12(10). online
Kumpel, E., R. Peletz, M. Bonham, A. Fay, A. Cock-Esteb, and R. Khush (2015). When are mobile phones useful for water quality data collection? An analysis of data flows and ICT applications among regulated monitoring institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12(9). online
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