Staff

Sara Marks

Dr. Sara Marks

Water Supply and Treatment Group

Department Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development

About Me

Our group conducts field-based research at the water supply, health, and development nexus using interdisciplinary methods.

Current projects focus on:

  • Risk-based strategies for delivering safe drinking water 
  • Developing field-robust water testing methods
  • Improving household water treatment in emergency contexts

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Projects

The objective of this collaborative project with Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation is to improve access to potable water in remote rural areas of Mid-Western Nepal.
This collaborative project with Winrock International will assess the impact of Multiple-use Water Services (MUS) projects in Burkina Faso and Tanzania.

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Curriculum Vitae

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Selected publications

Diener, A.; Schertenleib, A.; Daniel, D.; Kenea, M.; Pratama, I.; Bhatta, M.; Bhatta, M.; Marks, S. (2017) Adaptable drinking-water laboratory unit for decentralised testing in remote and alpine regions, Institutional Repository
Marks, S.; Schertenleib, A.; Biaou, H.; Vogt, K.; Salifou, B.; Ndyamukama, M.; Kabore, I.; van Houweling, E.; Vyamana, V. G.; Abbott, V.; Renwick, M. (2016) Measuring the impact of multiple-use water services in Tanzania and Burkina Faso: water service quality, nutrition, and health, In: 7th RWSN Forum “Water for Everyone”. 7ème Forum RWSN "L’eau pour tous", 1-6, Institutional Repository
Ntozini, R.; Marks, S. J.; Mangwadu, G.; Mbuya, M. N. N.; Gerema, G.; Mutasa, B.; Julian, T. R.; Schwab, K. J.; Humphrey, J. H.; Zungu, L. I. (2015) Using geographic information systems and spatial analysis methods to assess household water access and sanitation coverage in the SHINE trial, Clinical Infectious Diseases, 61(S7), S716-S725, doi:10.1093/cid/civ847, Institutional Repository
Marks, S. J.; Schwab, K. J. (2015) Water supply in rural communities, In: Bartram, J.; Baum, R.; Coclanis, P. A.; Gute, D. M.; Kay, D.; McFadyen, S.; Pond, K.; Robertson, W.; Rouse, M. J. (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Water and Health, 336-344, doi:10.4324/9781315693606, Institutional Repository
Marks, S.; Diener, A.; Bhatta, M.; Sihombing, D.; Meierhofer, R. (2015) Researching water quality, consumer preferences and treatment behaviour, Sandec News, 16, 26-27, Institutional Repository
Marks, S. J.; Komives, K.; Davis, J. (2014) Community participation and water supply sustainability: evidence from handpump projects in rural Ghana, Journal of Planning Education and Research, 34(3), 276-286, doi:10.1177/0739456X14527620, Institutional Repository

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Address

E-Mail: sara.marks@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 5631
Fax: +41 58 765 5802
Address: Eawag
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Office: FC F27

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Research Group

Water Supply & Treatment in Sandec

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Research Focus

• Monitoring and surveillance

• Health Impacts of WASH

• SDG Target 6.1

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