Matthias Saladin

Water and Sanitation Specialist

Areas of expertise

  • Household water treatment and Hygiene promotion
  • Water safety and quality
  • Private sector development and market-based interventions
  • Implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Capacity building, knowledge management and management of NGOs

Matthias Saladin is an experienced WASH professional who combines ample technical expertise and practical know how around water supply, water quality, service delivery and management, both in the development and private sectors.

Key data

Qualification (Institute) MSc Environmental Science (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

MSc Environmental Engineering (Imperial College, UK)

MBA Social Economy and Third Sector (Universidad de Barcelona, Spain)

Working languages German (native), English (working experience), Spanish (working experience), French (intermediate), Portuguese (intermediate), Italian (basic)
Years of Experience 15+
Nationality Swiss
Country experience and regional expertise Latin America: Bolivia, Brasil, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mexico

Sub-Saharan Africa: Tanzania, Ghana

Asia: Nepal, India, Thailand

Select projects, roles, achievements and publications
  • RWSN – Rural Water Supply Network: Secretariat / Lead of the Self-supply Theme
  • Long-term experience in implementing, designing and overseeing projects and programs related to hygiene and Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS)
  • Co-author of several publications on HWTS , Self-supply and rainwater harvesting
  • Technical Advisor to Solaqua Foundation, Switzerland (2014 – up to date)
  • Study on Domestic Rainwater Harvesting in Thailand, 2015
  • Co-organiser and session manager of 7th RWSN Forum (Abidjan, 2016)
  • Experience in science communication and behavior change methodologies
  • Member of the technical advisory team to SDC Global Program Water
  • Member of the pre-selection committee to Swiss BlueTech Bridge (SDC-funded)
  • Hands-on experience in product development and start-up development
Key clients
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