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University of Surrey
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BSc (Hons) Zoology, Royal Holloway College, University of London
MSc Environmental Management, Farnborough College of Technology
PhD Coastal Management, University of Surrey
Prior to joining the Robens Centre for Public and Environmental Health in 1996 Dr Katherine Pond worked for four years as co-ordinator of a national coastal pollution project.
She spent a 2-year secondment at the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, Rome where she worked in the Water and Sanitation Unit.
Whilst at WHO she was involved extensively in the development of the WHO Guidelines for safe recreational water environments and developed substantiation documents for the Third Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health (London 1999).
In addition she co-ordinated the European region data-gathering process of the WHO/UNICEF global water supply and sanitation assessment.
She has acted as a WHO Temporary Advisory on a number of contracts providing technical and administrative support and training in the field of water quality monitoring and human health and in the development of environmental health indicators.
In collaboration with WEDC, she provided technical support to the WHO South-East Asia regional technical advisory group on safe drinking water and health through an assessment of drinking water quality surveillance systems in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Under contract to the Caspian Environment Programme she co-ordinated a water quality monitoring and training programme in Turkmenistan, Iran and Azerbaijan.
She has carried out research and consultancy projects on behalf of the UK Environment Agency, USEPA, MEDCOAST, Caspian Environment Programme, British Council, WHO, GEMS Water and the Industry Council.
Greece, Italy, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Iran, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Romania, Jordan, Syria, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan.