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Leslie Morris-Iveson

Previously the Water Programme Policy Adviser

Leslie Morris-Iveson

Before she left Oxfam GB Leslie worked on developing Oxfam's strategy in long-term water and sanitation, as well as supporting countries in their WASH and water resources management programming linked to policy.

Prior to joining Oxfam, Leslie worked primarily with UNICEF as a WASH specialist in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Philippines, Haiti and New York headquarters, including working in several emergencies as the WASH Cluster Coordinator. Leslie most recently worked as an independent consultant in WASH working on a number of projects for donors and other international NGOs including sector evaluations and developing capacity building guidelines in WASH.

Before moving to the international aid and development sector, Leslie worked for the Canadian government and private sector in Canada (environmental assessments and land development) as a Policy Planner. Leslie is a qualified urban and regional planner and holds an MA in environment, development and policy from the University of Sussex.

All posts by Leslie Morris Iveson

Sunrise in Barguna Sadar, Bangladesh. Credit: Ami Vitale/Oxfam

Changes we want to see in 2014

At the dawn of 2014 time is running out for the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). How is the world doing? In the spirit of new  year optimism we asked nine Oxfam experts what...

Rajamma by an Oxfam water tank in Kollam, India. Credit: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam

World Water Day: how we're tackling the lack of sanitation faced by 2.6 billion people

Nearly 800 million people lack access to water and 2.6 billion to sanitation. Addressing the disparity in water and sanitation coverage is crucial to Oxfam's work, whether in humanitarian...

Evans Garcon washes in a community water tap, set up with support from Oxfam, in Cap Haitien. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Water: time for solutions that focus on sanitation and not just access

Leslie Morris-Iveson reports on the World Water Forum, which took place in Marseille last week, and the news that the MDG on access to water has been reached early. But is it time to celebrate? ...

Women from a gardening cooperative in Banibangou, Niger

The water crisis – the case for local resource management

Has the role of local communities in water management been undervalued? Leslie Morris-Iveson highlights the importance of a community-based approach. ...