Martin was a Lead Water & Sanitation Specialist at the World Bank when he left in 2021, having worked there for three decades on the preparation and implementation of water, sanitation, urban development and related investment programs in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe. For five years Martin led the World Bank’s global initiative on ‘Citywide Inclusive Sanitation’ which is shifting the paradigm in urban sanitation service provision within the World Bank and with government counterparts and numerous other development partner institutions globally.
Martin is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle and the University of Leeds, through the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering’s Visiting Professor scheme, in support of the universities’ undergraduate, Masters and PhD students studying and researching water supply, sanitation and related global challenges. Martin is also now providing independent consulting support to various organisations, including the World Bank and SECO.
Martin graduated from the University of Leeds in the UK with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and went on to obtain his PhD at Leeds on the treatment of wastewater for safe effluent reuse in irrigation. Before joining the Bank, Martin worked for non-governmental organizations, engineering consultants and in academic research.
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