Gabrielle manages Water.org’s direct impact and WaterCredit programs in South Asia. Her role includes monitoring and ensuring the quality of ongoing programs and supporting the development of new programs and initiatives. She works in close coordination with team members in Water.org’s India office.
Gabrielle’s commitment to improving access to safe water and sanitation in developing countries has led her from her hometown of Melbourne, Australia to various local and international organizations, working in France, the US, Haiti and various countries in West and Central Africa and South Asia. She brings more than 12 years of experience in the fields of environmental engineering, water resources management, and water and sanitation. Her experience includes working as an environmental engineer with URS Corporation and as a water specialist with the World Bank. While working in the Africa water resources unit at the World Bank, she provided technical and project management assistance to a five-country program on water resources development and sustainable ecosystem management in the Niger River Basin. In the central water unit of the World Bank, she coordinated the activities of the Hydrology Expert Facility, an on-demand technical support service providing expert advice on hydrology and water issues important to development projects globally.
Commitment to Water.org
“I am very excited to be working for Water.org, an innovative and dynamic non-profit organization, working to empower the poor to gain access to safe water and the dignity of a toilet. I believe that Water.org’s demand driven approach can greatly assist communities and individual families to achieve sustainable access to safe water and sanitation. I’m enthusiastic about the potential for expanding this access through WaterCredit, which allows those who do not have access to traditional credit markets the opportunity to take out a small loan to address their family’s or community’s water and sanitation needs, and thus significantly improving their own health and well-being.”
Masters of Science, Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology, Stanford University
Bachelor of Engineering, Environmental Engineering, First Class Honors, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University