Carlo Salvinelli

Department: Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Education: B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Brescia, Italy (2007), M.S. in Engineering Management, University of Brescia, Italy (2012), Ph.D. in Geological Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology (2016)
Teaching: EDEN 5001-001: Introduction to Humanitarian Aid, EDEN 5001-002 Disaster Risk Reduction, EDEN 5001-003: Refugees & Displacement (Fall, 3rd five weeks), CVEN 5833-002: Program & Project Management, CVEN 5833-004: Solution Identification & Proposal Development, CVEN 5833-005: Community Appraisal, CVEN 5833-006: Study Design & Impact Evaluation, CVEN 5833-007: Data Collection & Analysis Tools, CVEN 2837-001: Introduction to Global Engineering
Research: Water service delivery in low income contexts, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian-development nexus and forced displacement related crises

Office: SEEC N285D

Honors and Distinctions       

  • Distinguished Thesis Award, appropriate technologies for environmental management in developing countries. M.Sc. Thesis. CeTAmb - University of Brescia, Italy.

Recent Publications:
* denotes work done in collaboration with students

  • Thomas, E.; Salvinelli, C.; Harper, J.; MacDonald, L.; Klees, R.; Platais, G.; Javernick-Will, A.; Linden, K. A Body of Knowledge and Pedagogy for Global Engineering. IJSLE 2021, 16 (1), 37–57.
  • MacDonald, L.; Thomas, E.; Javernick-Will, A.; Austin-Breneman, J.; Aranda, I.; Salvinelli, C.; Klees, R.; Walters, J.; Parmentier, M. J.; Schaad, D.; Shahi, A.; Bedell, E.; Platais, G.; Brown, J.; Gershenson, J.; Watkins, D.; Obonyo, E.; Oyanedel-Craver, V.; Olson, M.; Lau, R.; Rao, G.; Arzon, A.; Krishnaswamy, K.; Pickering, A. J.; Mabey, C.; Johnson, A.; Gehr, R.; Linden, K. Aligning Learning Objectives and Approaches in Global Engineering Graduate Programs: Review and Recommendations by an Interdisciplinary Working Group. Development Engineering 2022, 7, 100095.
  • Obrist-Farner, J., Brenner, M., Curtis, J. H., Kenney, W. F., Salvinelli, C. 2019. Recent onset of eutrophication in Lake Izabal, the largest water body in Guatemala. J Paleolimnol, pp 1-14. DOI:10.1007/s10933-019-00091-3
  • Mutungwa, W., Pieper*, Z., Macharia*, S., Salvinelli, C., 2019. Rainwater Catchment Systems to Increase Water Access in the Rural Area of Northern Province, Rwanda. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE, Pittsburgh, PA, May 19-23. DOI: 10.1061/9780784482322.016
  • Salvinelli, C., Merfeld-Langston, A., Elmore, A.C. 2018. Comparison of Field-Measured Ceramic Pot Filter Performance and Users' Perception of Performance in Coastal Guatemala. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE, Minneapolis, MN, June 3-7. DOI: 10.1061/9780784481394.020
  • Dobias, J., Salvinelli, C. 2018. Linear Regression Analysis and Statistical Models Using Oceanic and Atmospheric Variables for Streamflow Forecasting in Chixoy River, Guatemala. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE, Minneapolis, MN, June 3-7. DOI: 10.1061/9780784481417.028
  • Goodwin, J., Elmore, A.C., Salvinelli, C., Reidmeyer, M.R. 2017. An optical method for characterizing carbon content in ceramic pot filters. J Water Health, 15(4). DOI: 10.2166/wh.2017.049
  • Salvinelli, C., Elmore, A.C., García Hernandez, B.R., Drake, K.D. 2017. Ceramic Pot Filters Lifetime Study in Coastal Guatemala. J. Water Health, 15(1) 145-154. DOI: 10.2166/wh.2016.082
  • Salvinelli, C., Elmore, A.C., Reidmeyer, M.R., Drake, K.D., Ahmad, K.I. 2016. Characterization of the relationship between ceramic pot filter water production and turbidity in source water. Water Research, 104, 28-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.07.076
  • Salvinelli, C., Elmore, A.C. 2015. Assessment of the impact of water parameters on the flowrate of ceramic pot filters in a long-term experiment. Water Sci. Technol. Water Supply, 15(6), 1425-1432. DOI: 10.2166/ws.2015.107
  • White*, E. P., Langenfeld*, J. K., Bradford*, E. L., Haywood*, H. G., Salvinelli, C., and Elmore, A.C. 2015. Assessment of Flow Rate as a Quality Control Test for Ceramic Pot Filters. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE, Austin, TX, May 17-21. DOI: