Pete Kolsky, PhD
|Professor of the Practice
Environmental Sciences & Engineering
Rosenau 163a , Gillings School of Global Public Health
1975 Harvard College BA, Engineering Sciences and Applied Physics
1977 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill MS, Environmental Engineering
1999 London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (Univ. of London) PhD, Tropical Public Health Engineering
- Environment (general)
- Environment (water)
- Global health
- Infectious diseases
Pete Kolsky’s primary responsibilities are in graduate and professional teaching, but he has some involvement in departmental research. His primary interests are in urban and rural sanitation in the developing world, maximizing public health benefits from water and sanitation projects in the developing world, sanitation marketing, how to improve the quality of water and sanitation services through practical monitoring systems and approaches to evaluation, and how best to support water and sanitation service providers in low-income communities on technical and management issues.
Kolsky, P.J. and Cotton, A.P. (1995) Educating Engineers in Water and Sanitation, (chapter 12 in Educating for Real: the Training of Professionals for Development Practice, edited by Nabeel Hamdi). Intermediate Technology Press: London, p.136-148.
Pete Kolsky (1999) Storm Drainage: An Engineering Guide to the Low-Cost Evaluation of System Performance. Intermediate Technology Publications; London, p.159.
Sophie Tremolet, Pete Kolsky, and Eddy Perez (2009) Financing On-Site Sanitation for the Poor: A Six Country Comparative Review and Analysis. Water and Sanitation Program and World Bank: Washington DC, p.172.
Kolsky, P.J., & U.J. Blumenthal (1995) Environmental health indicators and sanitation-related disease in developing countries: limitations to the use of routine data sources. World Health Statistics Quarterly: vol.48:2, p.132-139.
Kolsky, P.J. (1997) Engineers and Urban Malaria: Part of the Solution, or Part of the Problem?. Waterlines: vol.16, p.159-163.