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Research Fellow Syed Imran Ali Presented the Safe Water Optimization Tool at York’s Academia to Industry (A2I) Event

Research Fellow Syed Imran Ali Presented the Safe Water Optimization Tool at York’s Academia to Industry (A2I) Event

On June 15, at this unique in-person A2I event on current challenges in water sector research, Dr. Syed Imran Ali shared the Dahdaleh Institute’s experience with translating engineering and health research into practitioner-facing tools that help advance public health engineering practice. His presentation highlighted the innovative Safe Water Optimization Tool, which uses machine learning to ensure water safety and […]

Mohammadali Tofighi

Mohammadali Tofighi

Mohammadali Tofighi received a BSc degree in civil engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, in 2001, an MSc degree in civil engineering from K.N.T. University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2006, and a PhD in civil engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2013. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at […]

Highlighting the SWOT’s Risk-Based Approach at the 2022 Emergency Environmental Health Forum

Highlighting the SWOT’s Risk-Based Approach at the 2022 Emergency Environmental Health Forum

Dahdaleh Institute member Michael DeSanti is presenting on the innovative Safe Water Optimization Tool (SWOT) at the 2022 Emergency Environmental Health Forum. He will discuss SWOT’s risk-based approach to generating chlorination guidance to ensure safe water in humanitarian settings. Developed and led by Dahdaleh Institute research fellow Dr. Syed Imran Ali, the SWOT uses machine […]

James Madhier’s Rainmaker Enterprise Collaborating with World Food Programme

James Madhier’s Rainmaker Enterprise Collaborating with World Food Programme

A sure sign of its impact and promise for smallholder farmers impacted by climate change, the Rainmaker Enterprise is now receiving funding and technical assistance from the World Food Programme (WFP) to help build lasting solutions for local communities in South Soudan. Global health intern James Madhier developed Rainmaker at the Dahdaleh Institute with support […]

Opportunity - Film Editor, Humanitarian & Global Health Organizations at the Nexus of Planetary Health and Climate Change-Related Extreme Weather Events

Opportunity - Film Editor, Humanitarian & Global Health Organizations at the Nexus of Planetary Health and Climate Change-Related Extreme Weather Events

Background The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada, held a workshop on Humanitarian & Global Health Organizations at the Nexus of Planetary Health and Climate Change–Related Extreme Weather Events: The Case of Bangladesh on Jan 20–21, 2021. It united medical humanitarian and planetary health practitioners and academics […]

Safe Water Optimization Tool (SWOT) featured in Compendium of Water Supply Technologies in Emergencies

Safe Water Optimization Tool (SWOT) featured in Compendium of Water Supply Technologies in Emergencies

This year, the Emergency WASH Knowledge Portal featured the Safe Water Optimization Tool led by Dahdaleh Institute Research Fellow Dr. Syed Imran Ali, in its "Compendium of Water Supply Technologies in Emergencies". The Emergency WASH Knowledge Portal is a comprehensive capacity development and decision support tool consisting of three distinct online platforms for the three […]

Safe Water Optimization Tool featured as Bold Innovations Helping People in Conflict

Safe Water Optimization Tool featured as Bold Innovations Helping People in Conflict

The Safe Water Optimization Tool (SWOT) has been featured by the Humanitarian Grand Challenge as a creative solution which helping conflict-affected people around the world. On World Creativity and Innovation Day, the SWOT was featured alongside many other Humanitarian Grand Challenge supported solutions that are creating real impact and change in the humanitarian sector. From […]

Opportunity: Technical Advisor - SWOT and Humanitarian Water Engineering

Opportunity: Technical Advisor - SWOT and Humanitarian Water Engineering

The Dahdaleh Institute is seeking a Technical Advisor to support the Safe Water Optimization Tool (SWOT) Project and the Humanitarian Water Engineering Intensive Course (scheduled for mid-2021). This is a one-year position commencing January 1, 2021 until December 31, 2021 (extendable). Background The  Safe Water Optimization Tool (SWOT) is an initiative of  Dahdaleh Institute for […]

New Research Grant: Safe Water Optimization Tool awarded WASH Evidence Challenge Grant from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund/Elrha

New Research Grant: Safe Water Optimization Tool awarded WASH Evidence Challenge Grant from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund/Elrha

The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research has been awarded a major WASH Evidence Challenge grant from the Elrha Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) for the Safe Water Optimization Tool. HIF’s WASH Evidence Challenge grants support the generation of rigorous evidence to drive the scaling and uptake of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) innovations in the […]

Virtual Launch of Safe Water Optimization Tool

Virtual Launch of Safe Water Optimization Tool

On Wednesday, November 25th, the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research (DIGHR) hosted a Virtual Launch Event for the Safe Water Optimization Tool.   The event was kicked off with opening remarks by York University President, Dr. Rhonda Lenton, and DIGHR Director, Dr. James Orbinski. The event featured a presentation from Dr. Syed Imran Ali, SWOT Lead, on the story of the SWOT—from its origins during a major waterborne disease outbreak in refugee camps […]