Projects and Publications

In 2016 two new research projects are starting up with focus on sustainable infrastructure services in African cities, where David Nilsson is having key roles as researcher at KTH:

“The role of Local Innovation for a Transformative Shift towards sustainable Water and Sanitation in African Cities” – funded by FORMAS, 2016-2018. Focus on Kenya and Uganda.

“Urban infrastructure challenges of the South: Waste and sanitation research in Ugandan cities to develop theory and methods for heterogenous infrastructure” – funded by VR and Sida 2016-2018, with focus on Uganda.

Some recent projects:

  1. Mobility and Access in African Cities (senior advisor to Volvo Research and Educational Foundations)
  2. UN Habitat/GWOPA and IFRA. Access to Water in Nairobi: mapping inequalities beyond statistics (institutional analysis expert)
  3. Sweden and Kenya: 50 years of cooperation and friendship (project leader)
  4. Sida Heldpesk for Environment and Climate Change (various expert assignments)
  5. Strengthening Sida’s work with Realising the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation
  6. Strategic review of Volvo Research and Education Foundation – Future Urban Transport

Click on this link for my CV

Some of my publications (NB – some are academic journals, not open-access):

  1. Human Righs to Water and Sanitation in Burkina Faso (2015)
  2. Background Paper for UN Habitat on past and future transformative shifts in Water and Sanitation (2014)
  3. SIWI/SWH Report on results and risks in transboundary water management (2014)
  4. Sweden-Norway at the Berlin Conference 1884-1885 (2013)
  5. Article in Journal of Eastern African Studies, on peri-urban WSS in Kampala (2012)
  6. My dissertation on history of water supply in East Africa (2011)
  7. Paper presented at International Water History Association, Delft, Holland 17 June 2010
  8. Article in Journal of Modern African Studies on history of Kenya sector reforms (2008):
  9. Article in Environment and Urbanizantion on history of WSS in Kampala (2006):