Professor Huw Taylor, from the university's School of Environment and Technology, was invited to Geneva to provide the WHO with practical research-based guidance to practitioners in low-income countries.
Professor Taylor, Professor of Microbial Ecology, has led teams to help clean up water supplies and fight diseases in Haiti and Malawi. His work in the university’s Environment and Public Health Research Unit has covered the provision of safe water supplies in Africa and the disinfection of contaminated wastewaters in medical emergencies while working with international partners including Unicef, Médecins Sans Frontières and WaterAid.
Professor Taylor said: "I am delighted with the opportunity to work with the World Health Organisation. This proves the value and impact of the research we are producing within the Environment and Public Health Research Unit."