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Project Officer

Rosie Sanderson

Rosie is an environmental engineer and WASH professional who has worked across consultancy, NGOs, and research organisations during her career to date. She holds a Master of Integrated Water Management and is a Certified Professional Engineer. Rosie is particularly passionate about where human needs and dignity overlap with ecological boundaries, and she aims to keep both at the forefront when approaching WASH and water challenges.

In her previous roles, Rosie has worked with water, sanitation, and hygiene in humanitarian settings, responding to situations involving displaced populations and infectious disease outbreaks across several countries. She has experience with solid waste management and its interaction with WASH, as well as worked with local councils in North Queensland and the Northern Territory to assess, design and monitor contaminated sites and landfills, including their impacts on local water resources.

As a Project Officer for the IWC, Rosie helps to design, manage, and execute our applied research projects and capacity development in WASH in the Pacific. Her current areas of focus include integrating infrastructure needs with behavioural settings in the WASH domain, and working towards an equitable and resilient WASH future.

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