Published: March 17, 2023

Small blue building with white storage tank behind a wire fence in a semi-informal settlement

A water vending kiosk (blue building) installed in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Matthew Falcone, doctoral candidate in Environmental Engineering, is the lead author on: “Effectiveness of a water-vending kiosk intervention toward household water quality and surveyed water security in Freetown, Sierra Leone”.

Matthew investigates changes in water security and quality as it pertains to the introduction of water kiosks in two communities within Freetown. Through a difference-in-differences approach and data collection occurring three distinct times, a wholesome review and propensity score matching could commence. Matthew's findings expose the contextual importance of kiosk interventions and the effect that intermittent water supply can have on their success.


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