Zachary Burt earned his PhD at the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley in 2015. He is currently an NIH postdoctoral training fellow in the Climate and Health Group at Columbia University and recently completed a Nehru-Fulbright fellowship at the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay.
Dr. Burt is interested in the techno-social systems which manufacture and allocate risk, and how these play out in the water and sanitation systems of low, middle and high income countries. He has researched the costs and benefits of urban water service improvements, willingness to pay for household water treatment and inequities in sanitation systems. He has conducted field research in India, Tanzania, Kenya, and Morocco, and assessed urban water policies in California, India and Kenya.