STS Student to work on $15 Million USAID Sustainable Wash Systems project

Environmental Engineering major, and Gender, Race, Culture, Science and Technology (STS) minor, Kimmy Pugel will be moving to Boulder, CO to help change the world by doing work in sustainable water and sanitation.

Pugel has been accepted into the Civil Systems PhD Program (5 years of funding) and will be a key team member for a $15 Million USAID Sustainable Wash Systems project.

The Sustainable WASH Systems Initiative aims to develop, test and document high-potential approaches to engaging local WASH systems across multiple countries and contexts. The goal is to test different approaches leading to WASH interventions that are sustained by local stakeholders beyond the life of the project, and inform the design of future development assistance efforts in this sector. 

The U.S. Agency for International Development is leading the U.S. Government's efforts to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies.

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