Mofwe Kapulu

Mofwe Kapulu


I am from Lusaka in Zambia where I work as part of the teaching and research staff at the University of Zambia. I have worked in water and sanitation consulting conducting baseline studies, end of project evaluations and water quality assessment surveys among others for Devolution Trust Fund (DTF), Water and Development Alliance (WADA) and Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) all in Zambia. As part of my personal and career development, I applied to the University of Leeds, School of Civil Engineering to undertake a PhD in Public Health Engineering, focusing on Urban Sanitation.

Research interests

  • Urban sanitation access and service delivery in the Global South
  • The enabling environment for the provision and sustaining of sanitation services in low-resource settings  
  • Costs of sanitation services

My PhD Research

Funded by the Phil Tracy School of Civil Engineering Alumni Scholarship, my research focuses on developing an approach for scaling-up citywide sanitation services in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) with Lusaka City in Zambia as a case study. The research assesses the costs of urban sanitation systems, community-level preferences/behaviours and the state of the enabling environment to aid in undertaking city-level strategic sanitation planning. The research aims to generate a range of sanitation options and their trade-offs for decision-makers (local government, utility, or municipality) to decide the relative importance of each option generated in scaling-up citywide safely managed sanitation access and services. 


  • MEng. Rural Water Supply, University of Zambia, Zambia
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management, Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies, Zambia
  • BEng. Agricultural Engineering, University of Zambia, Zambia