Meleesa Naughton

Water resources management specialist

Areas of expertise

  • Research on rural and urban water supply and sanitation, and Integrated Urban Water Management
  • Mapping and remote sensing for natural resources management
  • Project management

Meleesa Naughton is a water resources management professional with experience in research and project management to improve rural and urban water supply and sanitation, and mapping and remote sensing for natural resources management.

Key data

Qualification (Institute) Advanced Masters (mastère) in Spatial Information Systems for Land Management and Project Management (AgroParisTech, Montpellier, France)

Masters of Science (M.Sc) in Water Science, Policy and Management (University of Oxford, UK)

Bachelors of Arts (B.A) in European Studies (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Working languages English and French (native), Russian and Spanish (intermediate)
Years of Experience 8
Nationality French and British
Country experience and regional expertise Sub-Saharan Africa: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire

Middle East and North Africa: Morocco, Tunisia

CIS: Moldova, Belarus, Russia, Kyrgyzstan

Select projects, roles, achievements and publications
  • RWSN – Rural Water Supply Network: Secretariat
  • Communications manager for 7th RWSN Forum (Abidjan, 2016)
  • Research team / author: “The Future of Water in African cities” (World Bank, 2012) and “Mainstreaming water resources management in urban project” (World Bank, 2016)
  • Lead author: “Managing multi-purpose water infrastructure” (OECD, 2017)
  • Lead author: “Providing Sustainable Sanitation Services for All in WASH Interventions through a Menstrual Hygiene Management Approach” (World Bank, 2017)
Key clients
Affiliations and networks
  • Réseau Projection member
  • World Bank Group Youth-to-youth Partnership and Fundraising chair (2013)