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Sustainable Consumption Institute

Cecilia Alda Vidal

Cecilia holds an MSc in Water Management (UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education), an MA in International Development and Cooperation (University of Granada), and a BSc in Environmental Sciences (URJC).

Cecilia Alda Vidal

She has more than five years’ experience working in issues related to water and sanitation in development contexts with international donors and NGOs. Cecilia's countries of work include:

  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Ecuador
  • Guatemala
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique.

She is currently a doctoral student of Human Geography in The University of Manchester’s School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED).

Research project

Cecilia's research project explores uneven trajectories of urban sanitation infrastructures development and everyday practices of sanitation and hygiene in Lilongwe, Malawi.

As part of her collaboration with the research project Uncovering Hidden Dynamics in Slum Environments (UNHIDE) leaded by UNESCO-IHE, Cecilia has conducted research on:

  • everyday practices of water infrastructure operation and maintenance in Lilongwe, Malawi
  • gendered small scale water provision in Maputo, Mozambique.

Research interests

  • everyday practices
  • feminism
  • global South urbanism
  • urban infrastructures
  • water and sanitation.

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