Riley Mulhern

Riley is a PhD student at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. He worked previously as a technical water quality adviser for a Bolivian environmental justice nonprofit addressing issues of mining contamination in rural indigenous communities in Oruro, Bolivia. He is from Denver, Colorado and received his B.S. in physics and geology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. He has worked previously on water projects in Nicaragua and Haiti.

Riley Mulhern

Are one-size-fits-all metrics for global WASH really appropriate?

December 5, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered where global WASH statistics come from, you’re not alone. For example: In 2015, 844 million...

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Riley Mulhern

A Lesson from Warisata

March 29, 2018

The values of a Bolivian school for the indigenous in the 1930s reflect the potential of global development engineering...

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Riley Mulhern

Surrendering control, improving outcomes: Learning an engineering of accompaniment

July 23, 2017

The meeting was held in the most impressive government building in town, in an upper room looking over the...

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Riley Mulhern

Why technology alone will never provide sanitation for the poor

April 4, 2017

The word “still” carries a subtle indictment. We see it in the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme’s 2015 report on...

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Latest Comments

  • Thank you for writing this, Susan! This is such a valuable challenge. So much of the effort for data collection essentially revolves around maintaining funding and keeping programs or organizations operational, rather than moving toward the point where the clipboards are no longer necessary. I've wr...

    Less Data, More Action
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  • Thanks for sharing stephanie... I enjoyed your extension of these same ideas into your field...

    Why technology alone will never provide sanitation for the poor
    Riley Mulhern
  • Thanks! Yes, please include author credit and a link back to the original publication in your blog. And please post a link here to your translated version!

    Why technology alone will never provide sanitation for the poor
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