Fiona started PhD Studentship at UNESCO IHE in May 2012, at Environmental Engineering and Water Technology Department, whose research focusing on Emergency Sanitation, under a project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
She is from Indonesia, where she obtained BSc in Civil Engineering from Universitas Brawijaya (Indonesia). Later she did 2 MSc qualifications i.e. MSc in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia, and MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management from University of Oxford (UK).
She has been inspired to do PhD research in emergency sanitation topic from her working experiences as water-sanitation engineer in various humanitarian agencies includes International Committee of The Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) in Indonesia and Sudan.
TopicRethinking faecal sludge management in emergency setting.
Zakaria F., Harelimana B., Curko J., van Devossenberg J., Garcia H., Hooijmans C. and Brdjanovic D. Effectiveness of UV-C light irradiation on disinfection of an eSOS® smart toilet evaluated in a temporary settlement in the Philippines. International Journal of Environmental Health Research.
Zakaria F, Garcia H, Hooijmans C, Brdjanovic D. Decision support system for the provision of emergency sanitation. Science of The Total Environment 2015; 512: 645-658 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.01.051
D. Brdjanovic, F. Zakaria, P. M. Mawioo, H. A. Garcia, C. M. Hooijmans, J. Curko, Y. P. Thye and T. Setiadi, eSOS® – emergency Sanitation Operation System, Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 2015; Vol 5 No 1 pp 156–164
Zakaria, F. Assessing Pro-Poor Water Supply Programs in Jakarta. Master of Science Dissertation, 2009, published in Royal Geographical Society (RGS) bursary website: http://www.rgs.org/NR/rdonlyres/35F0B0B0-EE6E-435A-8901-92A613645D5A/0/FionaZakariaShellILCBBursarywinner2009.pdf
Katayon, S., Fiona, Z., Noor, M.J. Megat Mohd, Halim, G. Abdul & Ahmad, J. (2008). Treatment of mild domestic wastewater using subsurface constructed wetlands in Malaysia. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 65 (1), 87-102
eSOS smart toilet, featuring UV germicidal light, solar panel, nano coating surface, integrated water - wastewater tank, the use of integrated sensors to sense occupation, persons weight, faecal-urine weight generated in a period of time, as well as connection to GPS system, and more.
Decision support system for selecting technical options in emergencies
IWA Development Congress in Nairobi, 14-17 October 2013
International Women's Day Conference, IHE Delft, Delft, 7 March 2014 http://www.un-ihe.org/news/womens-day-conference-sharing-science-and-practice-emergencies
Humanitarian Innovation Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom, 19-20 July 2014
Environmental Technology and Management Conference, Bandung, Indonesia, 23-24 November 2015
Fiona is currently a PhD fellow under the project called Stimulating Local Innovation On Sanitation Urban Poor In SS Africa & SE Asia funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (http://www.un-ihe.org/projects/stimulating-local-innovation-sanitation-urban-poor-ss-africa-se-asia)