Outside Affiliate

Clarissa Brocklehurst

Adjunct Faculty
The Water Institute at UNC


Clarissa is a water supply and sanitation specialist with experience in setting the direction of large-scale programmes, managing projects and programmes, and facilitating policy debate. Her experience also includes research, data analysis and documentation of experience. While at UNICEF, she provided leadership to the organisation’s large-scale water, sanitation and hygiene programme, and also played a role in development of strategy and advocacy for the global water supply and sanitation sector. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Sanitation and Water for All partnership, a global alliance that seeks to strengthen government systems and encourage evidence-based decision-making. In the urban water supply and sanitation sector, she has advised governments on water and sanitation sector reform, planned and implemented water supply and sanitation facilities for poor communities, and advised on the design of private sector participation in utility management to benefit the poor. She has also played a leadership role in the WHO-UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) and the UN Water Global Assessment and Analysis of Sanitation and Water (GLAAS), both in terms of day-to-day management and strategic advice on future directions, and currently chairs the Strategic Advisory Group that guides both initiatives.

Profile Information
Selected Projects
Selected Publications
  • WaSH Policy Research Digest published quarterly by the Water Institute at UNC. The Digest is designed to bridge the gap between academic research and policy. Each Digest summarizes recent research on a range of topics relevant to policy-makers, including tariffs and subsidies, WaSH and nutrition, WaSH in health care facilities and sustainability of rural water supply systems.
  • Policy review of the means of implementation targets and indicators for the sustainable development goal for water and sanitation. Jamie Bartram, Clarissa Brocklehurst, David Bradley, Mike Muller, BE Evans. 2018. npj Clean Water, 1(1). 3. ISSN 2059-7037.
  • Global Monitoring of Water Supply and Sanitation: A critical review of history, methods, and future challenges.  Jamie Bartram, Clarissa Brocklehurst, Mike Fisher, Rolf Luyendijk, Rifat Hossain, Tessa Wardlaw, and Bruce Gordon.  Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 8137-8165; doi:10.3390/ijerph110808137.
Email: Clarissa Brocklehurst