Daniele is an Environmental Engineer (MIT BS ’96, MIT M.Eng. ’01, PE ’03) currently pursuing her PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and working half-time at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Upon finishing her undergraduate degree, she worked for five years at the Ipswich River Watershed Association and teaching at the Edgerton Center at MIT. She began working in household water treatment in developing countries during her Master’s and continued teaching in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT and doing private consulting until 2003.
She moved full-time to CDC in May 2003. In her 3 years at MIT and 4 years with CDC, she has worked to implement and study chlorination, filtration, and combined treatment household water treatment implementations in over 30 countries. She is a member of the board of directors for Potters for Peace. She counts as hobbies hiking, lindy hop dancing, reading, and highpointing (reaching the highest point in each US state).
Daniele is working with students at Emory, Lehigh University, MIT, and other universities to complete implementation-based technical research on household water treatment options in developing countries.
Her personal research at LSHTM is focusing on implementing household water treatment programs in emergency (natural disasters, complex emergencies/fragile states, and outbreak situations).
Sodium hypochlorite dosage for household and emergency water treatment. Journal of the American Water Works Association. In press.Lantagne, D.
Disinfection by-product formation and mitigation strategies in point-of-use chlorination of turbid and non-turbid waters in western Kenya. Journal of Water and Health. January 2008.Lantagne, D., Blount, B., Cardinali, F., and Quick, R.
Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Options in Developing Countries: A Review of Current Implementation Practices. Wilson Center Environmental Change and Security Program. March, 2006. PDF (lantagne-wilson.pdf)Lantagne, D., Quick, R., and Mintz, E.
Engineering Inputs to Increase Impact of the CDC Safe Water System Program. National Academy of Engineering U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. GE Global Research Center, New York, September, 2005. PDF (lantagne-nae.pdf)Lantagne, D.
The Safe Water System: A Low-Cost Program to Improve Water Quality and Reduce Diarrhea in Households in Developing Countries. Water Conditioning and Purification Magazine, October 2005. PDF (lantagne-wcp.pdf)Lantagne, D. and Quick R.
Investigation of the Potters for Peace Colloidal Silver Impregnated Ceramic Filter: Intrinsic Effectiveness and Field Performance in Rural Nicaragua. The 5th Specialised Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems, International Water Association, November 2002. Presentation also. PDF (lantagne-iwa.pdf)Lantagne, D.
Point-of-Use Water Filtration in Rural Haiti: Trihalomethane Formation and Factors for Program Success. Water Environmental Federation, Technology in Latin America Conference, November, 2001. Presentation also. PDF (lantagne-wef.pdf)Lantagne, D., Gschwend, P., and Shanahan, P.
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