Lewis Pull

PhD student

Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, Energy Environment and Society

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WASH and Inclusivity: ensuring equitable access for all

The aim of this PhD is to analyse approaches taken at both a local and national level towards implementation of SDG Goal 6 – particularly targets 6.1 and 6.2. 

There is to be a particular focus on ensuring implementation and access is inclusive and equitable and ensures that protected characteristics/those in marginalised groups are considered in the provision of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

Questions to be explored as part of this project include:

  1. To what extent are inclusion and equity important when considering the implementation of SDG Goal 6?
  2. How do local and national authorities strengthen inclusion and accessibility of the most marginalised groups in the planning, implementation and monitoring of SDG Goal 6?
  3. How do marginalised groups feel their access to WASH is affected as a result of their protected characteristics? Do marginalised groups feel that national authorities are meeting their obligations under SDG 6 when considering their own unique needs?

Academic Background: I hold an LLB (Hons) in English Law with Oil and Gas Law and an interdisciplinary MSc in Sustainability and Water Security both from the University of Dundee. 2020 Winner of the J.N Young Prize for Constitutional Law and 2022 Winner of the Sir Alan Langlands Water Law Leaders Prize.