Grace Oluwasanya is a Water Scientist with extensive training (Bachelor’s to Doctoral) in Water Resources Management across developing and western nations with diverse opportunities to explore varied aspects from water science (Hydrology) to resource management including the associated socio-economic themes, with over 20 years’ experience in the areas of water systems risks analysis, water safety planning, water quality and public health protection and water security issues.
She holds a PhD in Water Resources Management (Water safety) from Cranfield University, United Kingdom, a Master’s degree in International Land and Water Management from Wageningen University and Research Centre, Netherlands, and Bachelor’s in Water Management and Agro-meteorology at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in Nigeria. She is a recipient of several prestigious scholarships and Fellowship such as the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) scholarship and the Commonwealth Academic Scholarship and Fellowship, United Kingdom.
Before joining the UNU-INWEH, Dr Grace is an Associate Professor at FUNAAB, Nigeria, serves as a Visiting Researcher at Cranfield University, UK and is a World Health Organization (WHO) accredited Global Water Safety Plans (WSP) Trainer, with significant knowledge sharing and capacity development (such as training of Water Service Providers, Water Agencies and Community water committees) components.
Dr Grace conducted a front line research for the development of appropriate Water Safety Plans for small water systems in low-resource context, advocates mainstreaming of self-supply systems in water supply management and promotes WSP for public utilities and small systems in similar context to support sustainable development locally and globally, and has contributed to many water research initiatives including sustainability and risk assessment of drinking-water systems for the development of suitable assessment tools such as SRAM – Sustainability and Risk Assessment Matrix. She has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed publications and serves as a Reviewer of many international Scientific journals.