Ku McMahan
Securing Water for Food

Ku McMahan is the team lead for Securing Water for Food.

McMahan received his Ph.D. in environmental sciences and a M.P.H. in environmental health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under NSF and EPA STAR Fellowships. He received an B.A. in environmental sciences and policy. In addition, he developed a simple, low-cost water quality test for developing countries and emergency situations. McMahan was recently a program executive officer for the USAID WA-WASH program in GLOWS and assistant professor of research at Florida International University. 

Currently he serves as Team Lead for Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development (SWFF) in the US Global Development Lab at USAID. SWFF is a $32M partnership between USAID, S. Africa, Swedish Sida, and the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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