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10 Selected Research papers

  • Requejo, D., Giné-Garriga, R., Pérez-Foguet, A. (2019) Bayesian network modelling of hierarchical composite indicators . Science of the Total Environment , 668, 936-946.doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.282.

  • Pérez-Foguet, A.; Lazzarini, B. (2019) Continuing professional education in engineering faculties: transversal integration of sustainable human development in basic engineering sciences courses. Journal of Cleaner Production, 218, 772-781. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.02.054.

  • Zahedi, S.; Batista-Foguet, J.M.; van Wunnik, L. (2018) Exploring the public's willingness to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from private road transport in Catalonia. Science of the Total Environment, 646, 850-861. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.361.

  • Ezbakhe, F.; Pérez-Foguet, A. (2018) Multi-criteria decision analysis under uncertainty: two approaches to incorporating data uncertainty into water, sanitation and hygiene planning. Water Resources Management, 32(15), 5169-5182. doi: 10.1007/s11269-018-2152-9.

  • Arranz, P.; Kemausuor, F.; Darkwah, L.; Edjekumhene, I.; Cortés, J.; Velo, E. (2018) Mini-grid electricity service based on local agricultural residues: Feasibility study in rural Ghana. Energy, 153, 443-454. doi: 10.1016/

  • Pérez-Foguet, A.; Giné-Garriga, R.; Ortego, M.I. (2017) Compositional data for global monitoring: the case of drinking water and sanitation. Science of the Total Environment, 590-591, 554-565. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.02.220.

  • Giné-Garriga, R.; Flores, O.; Jiménez, A.; Pérez-Foguet, A. (2016) Monitoring sanitation and hygiene in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development: A review through the lens of human rights. Science of the Total Environment, 580, 1108-1119. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.066.

  • Giné-Garriga, R.; Jiménez, A.; Pérez-Foguet, A. (2015) Improved monitoring framework for local planning in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector: From data to decision-making. Science of the Total Environment, 526, 204-214. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.078

  • Pascual, J.; Pérez-Foguet, A.; Codony, J.; Raventós, E.; Candela, L. (2014) Assessment of water resources management in the Ethiopian Central Rift Valley: environmental conservation and poverty reduction. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 30(3), 572-587. doi: 10.1080/07900627.2013.843410 

  • Yacoub, C.; Pérez-Foguet, A.; Valderrama, C.; Miralles, N. (2014) Impacts on effluent contaminants from mine sites : risk assessment, fate, and distribution of pollution at basin scale. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21(9), 5960-5971. doi: 10.1007/s11356-014-2559-7.

Research institutes, centers and labs

Development Impact Lab (DIL)
DIL is a global consortium of research institutes, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and industry partners committed to advancing international development through science and technology innovations. DIL is headquartered at the University of California (UC) Berkeley.

MIT D-Lab works with people around the world to develop and advance collaborative approaches and practical solutions to global poverty challenges.

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) 
Water policy institute that works with sustainable solutions for the world water crisis. SIWI manages projects, synthesizes research and publishes recommendations on topics related to water, environment, governance and human development.

Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI) 
Through governance and local and regional management innovations, strategies for helping communities escape the poverty trap are shared.

International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC) 
IRC is an independent organization headquartered in Holland, specialized in drinkable water supply and low cost sanitation in developing countries. It has a large library and it periodically publishes a very complete bulletin with specialized news.

Water and Environmental Development Centre (WEDC) 
It is one of the most recognized training and applied research centres in the field of water and development. It has a broad training offer and, for more than 30 years, has been annually holding an international conference on water and sanitation.

International organizations

In 2003, UN-Water was established with the objective of promoting coherence and coordination of the initiatives of the United Nations system and contributing to the implementation of the agendas defined in the United Nations Millenium Declaration and the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) 2002. It includes links to the most updated general information on the sector.

UNICEF - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 
It has an area dedicated to water, sanitation and hygiene where materials, news, statistics and ongoing or evaluated programmes can be found. There are technical notes and case studies as well.

Joint Monitoring Programme 
World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF joint monitoring programme in charge of monitoring the water and sanitation sector. Here, the latest data of national coverage relative to these services is available. Selected indicators definitions can also be found so as to harmonize water and sanitation monitoring.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 
UNPD gathers different policies and strategies for sustainable management, as well as initiatives about poverty and the environment.

European Environment Agency - Water 
EEA is the agency responsible for offering information about the environment to the policymakers responsible for development, approval, execution and evaluation of environmental policies and also to the general public. They provide several publications and articles about water issues, water indexes at European level, reports on water control and management and related events.

EuropeAid / ACP-EU Energy Facility 
The fund for Energy is a tool for cofinancing established in 2005 with the goal of supporting projects to improve access to sustainable and affordable energy services for the poor who live in rural and suburban areas in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).

International Energy Agency (IEA) 
The fund for Energy is a tool for cofinancing established in 2005 with the goal of supporting projects to improve access to sustainable and affordable energy services for the poor who live in rural and suburban areas in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).

Thematic networks and partnerships

RWSN is a global net focused on rural approaches and technologies. It promotes the exchange of experiences and dialogue and conducts detailed studies about different topics. It develops good practices guidelines as well.

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance
As a result of the International Year of Sanitation, a group of organizations that were working in the sector decided to establish SuSanA in 2008. It has a wealth of information about sustainable sanitation.

NEPAD Southern & Western African Networks of Water Centres of Excellence 
These are two networks of African Higher Education and Research institutions who conduct high-end scientific research on water and related sectors, in order to provide policy guidelines to governments.

African Energy Policy Research Network 
AFREPREN/FWD - Energy, Environment and Development Network for Africa Website

Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development 
GNESD is a knowledge network of PNUMA. Its main objective is conducting energy policy analysis that may affect the achievement of international development goals.

International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy 
The Gender and Energy Training Programme offers modules designed for the training of development planners and project managers.

Global Village Energy Partnership 
GVEP International is a non-profit international organization that works to reduce poverty accelerating access to modern energy services.

Civil society, NGO and media
European, Spanish and Catalan networks of civil society organizations devoted to Global Development (European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs; Coordinadora de ONG para el Desarrollo-España; per a la Justícia Global).

Engineering Without Borders UKEngineering Without Borders USAIngeniería Sin Fronteras España.
Engineering Without Borders is an international network of NGOs dedicated to cooperation for development that seeks to use technology for development so as to build a world fair and caring society.

Engineering for change
E4C’s is a hybrid organization with three integrated arms: An online academy, innovation lab, and a media platform. Their mission is to improve the lives of underserved communities by better preparing the global development workforce, optimizing the solutions development cycle, and ensuring public health and safety.

Science for the people.
A site maintained as a hub for studying the history of Science for the People and for future organizing.

SciDev.Net is the world’s leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis on information about science and technology for global development.

Practical Action - Energy program
Webpage about energy and development by the British NGO Practical Action, known before as ITDG (Intermediate Technology Development Group). It includes its works and publications in this field. The PA energy programme seeks to increase efficiency and productivity of biomass, as well as to provide power by small low-cost autonomous systems.

WaterAid is a British NGO specialized in drinkable water provision and low cost sanitation in developing countries. One of its main lines of work is focused on research of new methodologies to improve the sustainability and the impact of water and sanitation services. A wealth of resources and studies is available: articles, reports, statistics, etc.