Matt Stevenson is Senior Technical Advisor to both the Global Environment & Technology Foundation as well as Global Water Challenge, focusing his time on the engineering challenges inherent in delivering clean water sustainably in under-resourced operating environments.
Matt has worked for over a decade to continually improve upon project implementation in the RAIN, WADA and New World portfolios, including designing the monitoring and evaluation frameworks, instituting solar powered water systems as the norm for affordable water access and heading up the Safe Water for Africa Technical team. Matt has also been called into help manage some of GETF’s largest and most complicated projects.
Stemming from his research work in household water treatment health impacts, Matt uses data driven field research to inform decision making in the role out of new projects for increasing system-wide learning. Recently, he has taken up data science and software analytics in the overlapping development and renewable energy spheres to focus his efforts on climate change.
Matt holds a Masters of Environmental Engineering from MIT as well as a Masters in Data Science from UC Berkeley. His international career has spanned many years living in countries throughout Sub-Saharan Africa as well as India, consulting with multiple research, corporate and non-profit firms. With a deep love of playing music internationally, he brings his trumpet wherever GETF sends him.