A selection of our recent publications:

  • Singini, W., Msilimba, G. and and Gwayi, S. Logit analysis of factors influencing adoption of community led total sanitation in Malawi: A case of GSF target districts.  Journal of Applied Sciences in Environmental Sanitation, 2013, 8:4, pages 293-301.
  • Holm, R., Wanda, E., Kasulo, V. and Gwayi, S. Identification of the potential opportunities, barriers, and threats within the sector in taking up sanitation as a business: rural sanitation in Nkhata Bay District (Malawi). Waterlines, 2014, 33:3, pages 269-274. http://www.developmentbookshelf.com/doi/abs/10.3362/1756-3488.2014.026
  • Holm, R., Kasulo, V. and Wanda, E. Identification of funding mechanisms for private sector participation in the provision of rural household sanitation facilities, in Nkhata Bay District (Malawi). Sustainable Sanitation Practices, 2014, 20, pages 27-31.  http://www.ecosan.at/ssp/issue-20-capacity-building/SSP-20_Jul2014.pdf
  • Holm, R., Kasulo, V. and Wanda, E. Why financial lending institutions are not willing to provide services to the private sector for rural sanitation and hygiene (Malawi). Sustainable Sanitation Practices, 2015, 24, pages 9-15.
  • Holm, R. H., Tembo J. M. and Thole, B. Pit Latrine Emptying, A Comparative Analysis of Malawi and Zambia. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2015, 9:11, pages 783-792. DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2015.1971 http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/AJEST/article-abstract/3FDFCF655722
  • Holm, R., Stroud, R., Msilimba, G. and Gwayi, S. Functionality and water quality of Elephant pumps: Implications for sustainable drinking water supplies in rural Malawi. Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 2015, 1, pages 129-134. DOI: 10.1016/j.gsd.2016.02.001 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352801X16300042
  • Holm, R., Singini, W. and Gwayi, S. Comparative evaluation of the cost of water in northern Malawi: from rural water wells to science education. Applied Economics, 2016. DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2016.1161719 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00036846.2016.1161719
  • White, S., Kuper, H., Itimu-Phiri, A., Holm, R., Biran, A. A Qualitative Study of Barriers to Accessing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Disabled People in Malawi. PLoS ONE, 2016, 11(5), e0155043. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0155043 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0155043
  • Chidya, R. C. G., Holm, R. H., Tembo, M., Cole, B., Workneh, P. and Kanyama, J. Testing methods for new pit latrine designs in rural and peri-urban areas of Malawi where conventional testing is difficult to employ. Environmental Science Water Research & Technology, 2016. DOI: 10.1039/c5ew00246j http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/ew/c5ew00246j/unauth#!divAbstract
  • Rieger, K., Holm, R. H. and Sheridan H. Access to groundwater and link to the impact on quality of life: A look at the past, present and future public health needs in Mzimba District, Malawi. Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 2016, 2-3, pages 117–129. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352801X16300212
  • Holm, R., Tembo, M., Njera D., Kasulo V., Malota M., Chipeta W., Singini W. and Mchenga J. Adopters and Non-Adopters of Low-Cost Household Latrines: A Study of Corbelled Pit Latrines in 15 Districts of Malawi. Sustainability 2016, 8, 917, DOI:10.3390/su8100917 http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/8/10/917/htm
  • Holm, R., Mwangende, J., Tembo, M. and Singini, W. Bacteriological quality of fresh produce and link to water and sanitation service access from informal markets in Mzuzu, Malawi. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 2016. DOI 10.1007/s10668-016-9867-7 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10668-016-9867-7
  • Chirwa, C. F. C., Hall, R. P., Krometis, L.-A. H., Vance, E. A., Edwards, A., Guan, T. and Holm, R. H.  Pit latrine fecal sludge resistance using a dynamic cone penetrometer in low income areas in Mzuzu City, Malawi. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2017, 14, 87. DOI:10.3390/ijerph14020087 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/2/87/htm
  • Sisco, T., Rogers, T., Beckwith, W., Chipeta, W., Holm, R., Buckley, C. A. and de los Reyes III, F. L. Trash removal methods for improved mechanical emptying of pit latrines using a screw auger. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 2017, 7(1), pages 85-91. DOI: 10.2166/washdev.2017.106 http://washdev.iwaponline.com/content/7/1/85
  • Newcomer, E., Boyd, C., Nyirenda, L., Opong, E., Marquez, S. and Holm, R. Reducing the burden of rural water supply through greywater reuse: a case study from northern Malawi. Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, 2017, 17(4), pages 1088-1096 . DOI: 10.2166/ws.2017.004 http://ws.iwaponline.com/content/17/4/1088
  • Chiposa, R., Holm, R. H., Munthali, C., Chidya, R. C. G. and de los Reyes III, F. L. Characterization of pit latrines to support design and selection of emptying tools in peri-urban Mzuzu, Malawi. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 2017, 07(1), pages 151-155. DOI: 10.2166/washdev.2017.096 http://washdev.iwaponline.com/content/7/1/151
  • Chipeta, W. C., Holm, R. H., Kamanula, J. F., Mtonga, W.E., de los Reyes III, F. L. Designing local solutions for emptying pit latrines in low-income urban settlement (Malawi). Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 2017, 100, 336-342. DOI: 10.1016/j.pce.2017.02.012 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1474706516300523
  • Holm, R., Kamangira, A., Kasulo, V., Kaponda, P., Hara, E., Carney-Filmore, C. and Nhlema, M. The handpump choice is yours: A pilot study in Rumphi District, Malawi. Waterlines, 2017, 36 (4), pages 358-366. DOI: 10.3362/1756-3488.17-00006 http://www.developmentbookshelf.com/doi/abs/10.3362/1756-3488.17-00006
  • Biran, A., Danquah, L., Chunga, J., Schmidt, W., Holm, R., Itimu-Phiri A., Singini, W., Jones, H., Kuper, H., and White, S. A Cluster-Randomized Trial to Evaluate the Impact of an Inclusive, Community-Led Total Sanitation Intervention on Sanitation Access for People with Disabilities in Malawi. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2018. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0435 https://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0435
  • Holm, R. H., Kamangira, A., Tembo M., Kasulo V., Kandaya H., Gijs Van Enk, P. and Velzeboer A. Sanitation service delivery in smaller urban areas (Mzuzu and Karonga, Malawi). Environment & Urbanization, 2018. DOI: 10.1177/0956247818766495 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0956247818766495
  • Zaunda, H, Holm, R. H., Itimu-Phiri, A., Malota, M. and White, S. A qualitative assessment of disability friendly water and sanitation facilities in primary schools, Rumphi, Malawi. Development Southern Africa, 2018. DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2018.1461610 https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/MxSQ9tmzmyFHTnhDep6S/full
  • Holm, R. H., Kunkel, G. Nyirenda, L. A thought leadership piece: Where are the rural groundwater quality data for the assessment of health risks in northern Malawi?Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 2018, 7, pages 157-163. DOI: 10.1016/j.gsd.2018.05.004 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/authShare/S2352801X17301881/20180524T110200Z/1?md5=b42042c337599ed9428132bba6064929
  • Kasulo, V., Holm, R., Tembo, M., Singini, W. and Mchenga, J. Enhancing sustainable sanitation through capacity building and rural sanitation marketing in Malawi. Environment Development and Sustainability, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-018-0191-2 https://rdcu.be/VcJZ 
  • Stedman, S. Mnyimbiri, A. M., Kawonga, Z., Malota, M., Njera, D., Hall, R. P.  and Holm, R. H. Using irrigation to kick-start multiple-use water services for small-scale farmers in Malawi: a case study of the Nkhata Bay district, 2018. DOI:10.1002/ird.2282 https://rdcu.be/6UkZ
  • Samikwa, E., Kapute, F., Tembo, M., Phiri, T. and Holm, R. H. Identification of critical control points using water quality as an indicator of hygiene for artisanal fisheries on Lake Malawi. Lakes & Reservoirs: Science, Policy and Management for Sustainable Use, 2018. DOI: 10.1111/lre.12248 https://rdcu.be/bbRRf
  • Mallory, A., Crapper, M. and Holm, R. H. Agent-Based Modelling for Simulation-Based Design of Sustainable Faecal Sludge Management Systems. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, 16, 1125. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16071125 https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/7/1125
  • Manga, M., Singini, W., Di Bella, V., Flaherty, M. G.and Holm, R. H. Unpacking healthcare waste management at rural village health clinics in the Ntcheu District (Malawi). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-019-7306-6 https://rdcu.be/bnMXR
  • Holm, R. H. Encouraging African research for the next generation, Eos, 2019, 100. DOI: 10.1029/2019EO115891 https://eos.org/agu-news/encouraging-african-research-for-the-next-generation
  • Mchenga, J. and Holm, R. H. Can a precast pit latrine concrete floor withstand emptying operations? An investigation from Malawi. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 2019, 09.1, pages 181–186. DOI: 10.2166/washdev.2018.096  https://iwaponline.com/washdev/article/doi/10.2166/washdev.2018.096/65057/Can-a-precast-pit-latrine-concrete-floor-withstand
  • Mallory, A., Crapper, M. and Holm, R. H. Agent-Based Modelling for Simulation-Based Design of Sustainable Faecal Sludge Management Systems. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, 16, 1125. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16071125 https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/7/1125
  • Kaponda, P., Muthukrishnan, S., Barber, R and Holm, R. H. Drinking water quality and human dimensions of cholera patients to inform evidence-based prevention investment in Karonga District, Malawi. Water Supply, 2019. DOI: 10.2166/ws.2019.086 https://iwaponline.com/ws/article/doi/10.2166/ws.2019.086/67810/Drinking-water-quality-and-human-dimensions-of
  • Kayoka, C., Itimu-Phiri, A. Biran, A. and Holm, R. H.Lasting results: A qualitative assessment of efforts to make community-led total sanitation more inclusive of the needs of people with disabilities in Rumphi District, Malawi. Disability and Health Journal, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2019.05.007 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1936657419301001?via%3Dihub#