Mitarbeitende

Regula Meierhofer

Über mich

Forschungsgebiete

  • Labor- und Feldevaluationen der Performance innovativer Methoden der Trinkwasserbehandlung und sicherer Lagerung in Gebieten mit niedrigem Einkommen
  • Evaluation effektiver und nachhaltiger Interventionen, Strategien und Programme zu sauberem Trinkwasser
  • Evaluation der Wirkung des verbesserten Zugangs zu sauberem Trinkwasser

Lehre

  • EPFL Lausanne, Department of Environmental Engineering. Course: "Sanitary engineering in developing countries"
  • ETH Zürich, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Course: "Water supply, sanitation and waste infrastructure and services in developing countries."

Auszeichnungen und Preise

  • Schweizerischer Nachhaltigkeitspreis prix eco.ch, März 2017 mit dem Projekt "Sauberes Trinkwasser für Schulen und Gemeinden in Uganda mit Schwerkraftgetriebener Membranfiltration"
  • Spezialpreis des Energy Globe Awards, Oktober 2004 mit dem Projekt "SODIS, Solare Trinkwasserdesinfektion"
  • Dubai Internationaler Award Best Practice Certificate, UN-Habitat 2002, mit dem Projekt “SODIS, Solare Trinkwasserdesinfektion”

Professionelle Aktivitäten

  • Mitglied des Steering Kommitees der Schweizerischen Expertengruppe und Community of Practice im Wasser und Siedlungshygiene Sektor (AGUASAN)
  • Mitglied des Stiftungsrates der Solaqua Stiftung

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Publikationen

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Dössegger, L.; Tournefier, A.; Germann, L.; Gärtner, N.; Huonder, T.; Etenu, C.; Wanyama, K.; Ouma, H.; Meierhofer, R. (2021) Assessment of low-cost, non-electrically powered chlorination devices for gravity-driven membrane water kiosks in eastern Uganda, Waterlines, 40(2), 92-106, doi:10.3362/1756-3488.20-00014, Institutional Repository
Gärtner, N.; Germann, L.; Wanyama, K.; Ouma, H.; Meierhofer, R. (2021) Keeping water from kiosks clean: strategies for reducing recontamination during transport and storage in Eastern Uganda, Water Research X, 10, 100079 (8 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.wroa.2020.100079, Institutional Repository
Narayan, A. S.; Marks, S. J.; Meierhofer, R.; Strande, L.; Tilley, E.; Zurbrügg, C.; Lüthi, C. (2021) Advancements in and integration of water, sanitation, and solid waste for low- and middle-income countries, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, doi:10.1146/annurev-environ-030620-042304, Institutional Repository
Shrestha, A.; Six, J.; Dahal, D.; Marks, S.; Meierhofer, R. (2020) Association of nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene practices with children's nutritional status, intestinal parasitic infections and diarrhoea in rural Nepal: a cross-sectional study, BMC Public Health, 20(1), 1241 (21 pp.), doi:10.1186/s12889-020-09302-3, Institutional Repository
Meierhofer, R.; Rubli, P.; Oremo, J.; Odhiambo, A. (2019) Does activated silver reduce recontamination risks in the reservoirs of ceramic water filters?, Water, 11(5), 1108 (11 pp.), doi:10.3390/w11051108, Institutional Repository
Meierhofer, R.; Wietlisbach, B.; Matiko, C. (2019) Influence of container cleanliness, container disinfection with chlorine, and container handling on recontamination of water collected from a water kiosk in a Kenyan slum, Journal of Water and Health, 17(2), 308-317, doi:10.2166/wh.2019.282, Institutional Repository
Meierhofer, R.; Bänziger, C.; Deppeler, S.; Kunwar, B. M.; Bhatta, M. (2018) From water source to tap of ceramic filters - factors that influence water quality between collection and consumption in rural households in Nepal, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(11), 2439 (14 pp.), doi:10.3390/ijerph15112439, Institutional Repository
Peter, M.; Meierhofer, R. (2018) GDM-Wasserkioske. Sauberes Trinkwasser für die ländliche Bevölkerung Ugandas, Aqua & Gas, 98(5), 36-39, Institutional Repository
Meierhofer, R.; Rubli, P.; Dreyer, K.; Ouma, H.; Wanyama, K.; Peter-Varbanets, M. (2017) Membrane filtration reduces recontamination risk in chlorinated household water containers, In: WEDC conference 40, 2595 (7 pp.), Institutional Repository
Peter-Varbanets, M.; Dreyer, K.; McFadden, N.; Ouma, H.; Wanyama, K.; Etenu, C.; Meierhofer, R. (2017) Evaluating novel gravity-driven membrane (GDM) water kiosks in schools, In: WEDC conference 40, 2735 (7 pp.), Institutional Repository
Carratalà, A.; Calado, A. D.; Mattle, M. J.; Meierhofer, R.; Luzi, S.; Kohn, T. (2016) Solar disinfection of viruses in polyethylene terephthalate bottles, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82(1), 279-288, doi:10.1128/AEM.02897-15, Institutional Repository
Meierhofer, R.; Flückiger, A. C.; Gebauer, H. (2016) Do sales models influence the purchase and use of ceramic filters in rural areas of Kenya and Bolivia?, Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology AQUA, 65(1), 87-102, doi:10.2166/aqua.2015.069, Institutional Repository
Bogler, A.; Meierhofer, R. (2015) The challenge of producing and marketing colloidal silver water filters in Nepal, Water, 7(7), 3599-3612, doi:10.3390/w7073599, Institutional Repository
Hering, J. G.; Hoffmann, S.; Meierhofer, R.; Schmid, M.; Peter, A. J. (2012) Assessing the societal benefits of applied research and expert consulting in water science and technology, GAIA: Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 21(2), 95-101, doi:10.14512/gaia.21.2.6, Institutional Repository
Peter-Varbanets, M.; Johnston, R.; Meierhofer, R.; Kage, F.; Pronk, W. (2011) Gravity-driven membrane disinfection for household drinking water treatment, In: Shaw, R. (Eds.), The future of water, sanitation and hygiene in low-income countries - innovation, adaptation and engagement in a changing world. Proceedings of the 35th WEDC international conference, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK, 6-, 1086 (8 pp.), Institutional Repository
Graf, J.; Togouet, S. Z.; Kemka, N.; Niyitegeka, D.; Meierhofer, R.; Pieboji, J. G. (2010) Health gains from solar water disinfection (SODIS): evaluation of a water quality intervention in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Journal of Water and Health, 8(4), 779-796, doi:10.2166/wh.2010.003, Institutional Repository
Meierhofer, R.; Landolt, G. (2009) Factors supporting the sustained use of solar water disinfection - experiences from a global promotion and dissemination programme, Desalination, 248(1–3), 144-151, doi:10.1016/j.desal.2008.05.050, Institutional Repository
Graf, J.; Meierhofer, R.; Wegelin, M.; Mosler, H.-J. (2008) Water disinfection and hygiene behaviour in an urban slum in Kenya: impact on childhood diarrhoea and influence of beliefs, International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 18(5), 335-355, doi:10.1080/09603120801966050, Institutional Repository
Schmid, P.; Kohler, M.; Meierhofer, R.; Luzi, S.; Wegelin, M. (2008) Does the reuse of PET bottles during solar water disinfection pose a health risk due to the migration of plasticisers and other chemicals into the water?, Water Research, 42(20), 5054-5060, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2008.09.025, Institutional Repository

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Adresse

E-Mail: regula.meierhofer@eawag.ch
Telefon: +41 58 765 5073
Fax: +41 58 765 5802
Adresse: Eawag
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Büro: FC F25

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Experte für

Infrastrukturplanung, Nachhaltige Wasserwirtschaft, Trinkwasser, Wasseraufbereitung, Wasserversorgung

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Forschungsgruppen

Safe Water Promotion

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Forschungsschwerpunkte

Entwicklung und Evaluation angepasster Lösungen um den Zugang und Konsum von sauberem Trinkwasser in gefährdeten Haushalten in Ländern mit niedrigem Einkommen zu verbessern.

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