A selection of our recent publications:

  • Singini, W., Msilimba, G. and and Gwayi, S. Logit analysis of factors influencing adoption of community led total sanitation in Malawi: A case of GSF target districts.  Journal of Applied Sciences in Environmental Sanitation, 2013, 8:4, pages 293-301.
  • Holm, R., Wanda, E., Kasulo, V. and Gwayi, S. Identification of the potential opportunities, barriers, and threats within the sector in taking up sanitation as a business: rural sanitation in Nkhata Bay District (Malawi). Waterlines, 2014, 33:3, pages 269-274. http://www.developmentbookshelf.com/doi/abs/10.3362/1756-3488.2014.026
  • Holm, R., Kasulo, V. and Wanda, E. Identification of funding mechanisms for private sector participation in the provision of rural household sanitation facilities, in Nkhata Bay District (Malawi). Sustainable Sanitation Practices, 2014, 20, pages 27-31.  http://www.ecosan.at/ssp/issue-20-capacity-building/SSP-20_Jul2014.pdf
  • Holm, R., Kasulo, V. and Wanda, E. Why financial lending institutions are not willing to provide services to the private sector for rural sanitation and hygiene (Malawi). Sustainable Sanitation Practices, 2015, 24, pages 9-15.
  • Holm, R. H., Tembo J. M. and Thole, B. Pit Latrine Emptying, A Comparative Analysis of Malawi and Zambia. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2015, 9:11, pages 783-792. DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2015.1971 http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/AJEST/article-abstract/3FDFCF655722
  • Holm, R., Stroud, R., Msilimba, G. and Gwayi, S. Functionality and water quality of Elephant pumps: Implications for sustainable drinking water supplies in rural Malawi. Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 2015, 1, pages 129-134. DOI: 10.1016/j.gsd.2016.02.001 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352801X16300042
  • Holm, R., Singini, W. and Gwayi, S. Comparative evaluation of the cost of water in northern Malawi: from rural water wells to science education. Applied Economics, 2016. DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2016.1161719 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00036846.2016.1161719
  • White, S., Kuper, H., Itimu-Phiri, A., Holm, R., Biran, A. A Qualitative Study of Barriers to Accessing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Disabled People in Malawi. PLoS ONE, 2016, 11(5), e0155043. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0155043 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0155043
  • Chidya, R. C. G., Holm, R. H., Tembo, M., Cole, B., Workneh, P. and Kanyama, J. Testing methods for new pit latrine designs in rural and peri-urban areas of Malawi where conventional testing is difficult to employ. Environmental Science Water Research & Technology, 2016. DOI: 10.1039/c5ew00246j http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/ew/c5ew00246j/unauth#!divAbstract
  • Rieger, K., Holm, R. H. and Sheridan H. Access to groundwater and link to the impact on quality of life: A look at the past, present and future public health needs in Mzimba District, Malawi. Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 2016, 2-3, pages 117–129. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352801X16300212
  • Holm, R., Tembo, M., Njera D., Kasulo V., Malota M., Chipeta W., Singini W. and Mchenga J. Adopters and Non-Adopters of Low-Cost Household Latrines: A Study of Corbelled Pit Latrines in 15 Districts of Malawi. Sustainability 2016, 8, 917, DOI:10.3390/su8100917 http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/8/10/917/htm
  • Holm, R., Mwangende, J., Tembo, M. and Singini, W. Bacteriological quality of fresh produce and link to water and sanitation service access from informal markets in Mzuzu, Malawi. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 2016. DOI 10.1007/s10668-016-9867-7 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10668-016-9867-7
  • Chirwa, C. F. C., Hall, R. P., Krometis, L.-A. H., Vance, E. A., Edwards, A., Guan, T. and Holm, R. H.  Pit latrine fecal sludge resistance using a dynamic cone penetrometer in low income areas in Mzuzu City, Malawi. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2017, 14, 87. DOI:10.3390/ijerph14020087 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/2/87/htm
  • Sisco, T., Rogers, T., Beckwith, W., Chipeta, W., Holm, R., Buckley, C. A. and de los Reyes III, F. L. Trash removal methods for improved mechanical emptying of pit latrines using a screw auger. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 2017, 7(1), pages 85-91. DOI: 10.2166/washdev.2017.106 http://washdev.iwaponline.com/content/7/1/85
  • Newcomer, E., Boyd, C., Nyirenda, L., Opong, E., Marquez, S. and Holm, R. Reducing the burden of rural water supply through greywater reuse: a case study from northern Malawi. Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, 2017, 17(4), pages 1088-1096 . DOI: 10.2166/ws.2017.004 http://ws.iwaponline.com/content/17/4/1088
  • Chiposa, R., Holm, R. H., Munthali, C., Chidya, R. C. G. and de los Reyes III, F. L. Characterization of pit latrines to support design and selection of emptying tools in peri-urban Mzuzu, Malawi. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 2017, 07(1), pages 151-155. DOI: 10.2166/washdev.2017.096 http://washdev.iwaponline.com/content/7/1/151
  • Chipeta, W. C., Holm, R. H., Kamanula, J. F., Mtonga, W.E., de los Reyes III, F. L. Designing local solutions for emptying pit latrines in low-income urban settlement (Malawi). Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 2017, 100, 336-342. DOI: 10.1016/j.pce.2017.02.012 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1474706516300523
  • Holm, R., Kamangira, A., Kasulo, V., Kaponda, P., Hara, E., Carney-Filmore, C. and Nhlema, M. The handpump choice is yours: A pilot study in Rumphi District, Malawi. Waterlines, 2017, 36 (4), pages 358-366. DOI: 10.3362/1756-3488.17-00006 http://www.developmentbookshelf.com/doi/abs/10.3362/1756-3488.17-00006