Fiona Zakaria

Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death, on 18 December 2022, of Fiona Zakaria, Research Fellow in the School of Civil Engineering.

Fiona was a key member of the School and had been an active part of the Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) Research Group for the past five years, working extensively to develop new approaches to costing of urban sanitation and also helping to launch ground-breaking research on methane emissions from sanitation. She played a pivotal role in building collegial collaboration within the School and beyond. Masters students from the WASH programme valued her support and encouragement and several of them benefited from her experience and support while on fieldwork across Africa and East Asia.

Internationally she had a broad and far reaching network of friends and colleagues. She was also a famous hostess and a wonderful cook; many people around the world enjoyed her wonderful Indonesian banquets during their travels. The School is planning to arrange an event in her memory to celebrate her life and work.

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