Dahdaleh Bldg, 88 The Pond Rd
Technical Advisor Matt Arnold recently spent six weeks in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh – the world’s largest refugee settlement – implementing the Safe Water Optimization Tool. Matt will describe the project and its background in order to encourage questions and discussion about this and similar interventions and their contexts.
Matt Arnold started as a Technical Advisor at The Dahdaleh Institute of Global Health Research in June 2018. Prior to moving to Canada, he worked for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders as a Water and Sanitation Advisor at HQ level and as field staff since 2003. This work necessitated supporting and implementing water supply and sanitation projects in all types of humanitarian emergencies – from natural disasters and disease outbreaks to population displacements. With an educational background (MSc) in Hydrogeology, and a keen interest in Public Health and water quality, Matt is interested in conducting research on issues in these domains with a view to improving the quality of water supplied in humanitarian responses.
Image Credit: Panorama of Cox's Bazar Refugee Settlement/Matt Arnold/2019