Mr Ben Fawcett
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
P +61 (0)7 3365 4374
Ben Fawcett is an environmental health engineer, development manager, lecturer and researcher with three decades of extensive international experience. He has worked with several non-governmental organisations in the participatory planning, implementation and evaluation of both development and humanitarian, emergency relief programmes in numerous countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In recent years he has concentrated on sharing his experience with those who will continue this work, by teaching, research and writing.
For ten years while at the University of Southampton Ben managed a portfolio of research, costing £0.8m, into social and institutional issues in water supplies and sanitation in South Asia and southern Africa, with local researchers. He supervised four PhD students to successful completion.
- Former trustee with two UK-based NGOs: RedR (Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief) and Tools for Self Reliance.
- Former member of the Steering Committee of Ethics for USS, the campaign for socially responsible investment of British university staff pensions.
- Regmi SC and B Fawcett, 1999. Integrating Gender Needs into Drinking-Water Projects in Nepal. Gender and Development 7.3. Oxfam, Oxford.
- Joshi D and B Fawcett, 2001. Water, Hindu Mythology and an Unequal Social Order in India. Paper presented at the Conference of the International Water History Association, Bergen, Norway, 10-12 August.
- Joshi D, M Lloyd and B Fawcett, 2003. Voices from the Village – an alternative paper for the Alternative Water Forum. Paper presented at the Alternative Water Forum, Bradford Centre for International Development, University of Bradford, UK, 1-2 May.
- Mulenga M, G Manase and B Fawcett, 2004. Building Links for Improved Sanitation in Poor Urban Settlements – recommendations from research in Southern Africa. Institute of Irrigation and Development Studies, University of Southampton.
- Joshi D and B Fawcett, 2005. ‘The role of water in an unequal social order in India’. Chapter 3 inColes A and Wallace T (Eds) Gender, Water and Development. Berg, Oxford.
- Colon M and B Fawcett, 2007. Community-based household waste management: lessons learnt from EXNORA's 'zero waste management' scheme in two south Indian cities. Habitat International, Vol 30.4, pp916-931.
- Black M and B Fawcett, 2008. The Last Taboo: Opening the door on the global sanitation crisis. Earthscan, London.
- Fawcett B, 2008. The right to a decent toilet: a right denied to 2.6 billion. Paper presented at the Activating Human Rights and Peace Conference, Southern Cross University, Byron Bay, Australia, 1-4 July.
- Joshi D, B Fawcett and F Mannan, 2010 (forthcoming). ‘Sanitation for the urban poor, gender matters’, chapter in M Zwarteveen, S Gautam and S Ahmed (eds), Gender and Water in South Asia, SaciWATERs, Hyderabad.
- Joshi D and B Fawcett, 2011 (forthcoming). Health, hygiene and appropriate sanitation: experiences and perceptions of the urban poor. Environment and Urbanization, Vol 23.1.