Dan is the co-founder and project manager at mWater, a non-profit organization dedicated to the application of inexpensive, point-of-use mobile technologies for water and sanitation. Like an increasing number civic start-ups, mWater has its roots in the hacking community, of which Dan is an active member.
Previously with the World Bank’s Water Unit, Dan led efforts to design and execute numerous water-related hackathons in different countries. He has extensive experience translating user defined problems into usable entry points for the technology community and pairing water agencies with start-ups. He is also the co-author of a two-year flagship report on urban water insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to his time at the World Bank, Dan lived and worked in China, returning most recently to complete a study of water quality in Lake Taihu. Dan holds an M.Sc in Water Science, Policy and Management from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. from McGill University.