Pete Kolsky

External Advisor

MSEE,  PhD,  Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill

Pete Kolsky

Pete is an environmental engineer with over 35 years of experience in promoting health in poor communities around the world through improved water and sanitation. As Director of Teaching and Learning at the Water Institute, Pete’s main focus is the professional development of water, sanitation and health practitioners from a range of disciplines. In addition to a first-rate engineering education at UNC and good academic preparation elsewhere, Pete feels he learned the most from work with consulting firms, governments, the World Bank, and NGOs in a range of different settings. Pete also manages a number of projects at WI addressing Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.

Key Publications

  • Educating Engineers in Water and Sanitation, (chapter 12 in Educating for Real: the Training of Professionals for Development Practice, edited by Nabeel Hamdi). Kolsky, P.J. and Cotton, A.P. 1995. Intermediate Technology Press: London, p.136-148.
  • Storm Drainage: An Engineering Guide to the Low-Cost Evaluation of System Performance. Pete Kolsky. 1999. Intermediate Technology Publications; London.
  • Financing On-Site Sanitation for the Poor: A Six Country Comparative Review and Analysis. Sophie Tremolet, Pete Kolsky, and Eddy Perez. 2009. Water and Sanitation Program and World Bank: Washington DC.
  • Environmental health indicators and sanitation-related disease in developing countries: limitations to the use of routine data sourcesKolsky, P.J., & U.J. Blumenthal. 1995. World Health Statistics Quarterly, Volume 48, Issue 2: 132-139.
  • Engineers and Urban Malaria: Part of the Solution, or Part of the Problem? Kolsky, P.J. 1997. Waterlines, Volume 16: 159-163.
Curriculum Vitae
Email: Pete Kolsky