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Hadi Toure

Hadi Toure

Young Expert at Wereld Waternet - Mali
YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch 19

YEP Role

I will work as a project coordinator on the Water Operators Partnership (WOP) partnership between the Malian water utility (SOMAGEP SA) and Waternet ( Amsterdam water utility). The partnership (Waterworx) involves several work packages oriented towards strengthening SOMAGEP in leadership, capacity building and improving financial position by developing investment proposals. I will coordinate the different working groups in:

  • Improving the water quality and access for populations in Mali
  • Obtaining ISO 17025 certification for the laboratory
  • Reducing non-revenue water (NRW)
  • Drafting and implementing a Water safety and climate resilience plan
  • Implement a social inclusion plan and obtain gender certification 

Skills

Project management, drinking water treatment, water quality, drinking water supply, laboratory management, proposal writing, monitoring & evaluation

 

Background

Nationality: Malian
Education: Master’s degree in Water Treatment Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) 2018

 

Experience before YEP

September 2015 – August 2018: Environmental Systems Engineering Institute, University of Central Florida

The objective of my research was to remove perfluorinated compounds (PFOA, PFOs) from contaminated drinking water. My tasks included:

  • Performing water quality analysis for surface and groundwater
  • Assembling a bench scale nanofiltration setup
  • Developing methods for analytical instruments

May 2017 – Present: African Sky, OHIO USA

I am the environmental health Program director for African Sky, a non-for profit organization based in the United States. I coordinate projects to raise environmental and heath awareness in partner malian high schools. We organized:

  • Cleanup days in the city of Bamako, Mali 
  • 2-day training on innovations in water in a high school in Markala region, Mali
  • Mentoring for young girls in the STEM field
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