Mike MacCarthy, PhD

Mike MacCarthy obtained his doctorate in Civil Engineering (Water Resources). His doctoral dissertation explored the sustainability of low-cost household water supply technologies for developing communities, and built upon his eight years of experience living and working in sub-Saharan Africa. This research focused on the evaluation of sustainable household groundwater supply markets in Madagascar and Bolivia, including assessing the potential for Social Marketing strategies in the implementation and scale-up of Self Supply water systems. Mike was advised by Dr. James Mihelcic.