Our projects

Building US Water Infrastructure to Improve Childhood Outcomes Interventions to Decrease Childhood Lead Exposure from Private Wells

(Country-averaged marginal cost pert test for current (left bar) and modified (right bar) scenarios)

The Aquatest project, led by the University of Bristol, examined improved, cost-efficient approaches to monitoring drinking water quality to support better management of water safety in urban and rural settings. The Water Institute contributed to two components of this project: evaluating realistically-achievable changes to current water quality monitoring practices in response to potential simplified testing methods, and characterizing regulatory approaches and monitoring requirements for microbial contaminants of drinking water supply worldwide.

Water Institute Researchers

Jamie Bartram – Principal Investigator


  • Comparison and Cost Analysis of Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Requirements Versus Practice in Seven Developing Countries. Crocker, Jonny, and Jamie Bartram. 2014. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11 (7) (July 18): 7333–7436. https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/11/7/7333/htm 
  • A Comparative Assessment of Institutional Frameworks for Managing Drinking Water Quality. Rahman, Zarah, Jonny Crocker, Kang Chang, Ranjiv Khush, and Jamie Bartram. 2011. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 1 (4): 242–258. 
  • Water Quality Laboratories in Colombia: A GIS-based Study of Urban and Rural Accessibility. Wright, Jim, Jing Liu, Robert Bain, Andrea Perez, Jonny Crocker, Jamie Bartram, and Stephen Gundry. 2014. Science of The Total Environment, 485-486 (April 18): 643–652. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969714004793