Esther Shaylor

I am a water and sanitation engineer and published researcher with a focus on designing and implementing innovative solutions to WASH challenges in resource poor environments. I have a technical background combined with systems thinking to deliver programmes which encompass markets and livelihoods, and bridge the divide between humanitarian response, emergency preparedness and development.

Esther Shaylor

Words Fail Us: Racism in International Development Publishing

July 30, 2020

Earlier this year, we withdrew from guest editing a special journal issue on failures because the publisher’s practices were...

Esther Shaylor

Blunders, Bloopers and Foul-Ups: Sharing Failures in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programs

August 1, 2018

Shit happens. It is known that international development programs don’t always go as planned, and the water, sanitation and...


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