Agnès Montangero is working as regional coordinator for West Africa and is a Senior Advisor for Water and Infrastructure at Helvetas. An Environmental Engineer, she has been working since 1998 in the water sector in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Her experience includes strengthening local governance in the WASH sector, assessing sustainability, rural and small town sanitation, and contributing to advocacy and policy development. Prior to working for Helvetas, Agnes conducted research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag/Sandec) on the topic of fecal sludge management and environmental sanitation (PhD thesis). She also worked for Skat Consulting as a water and environmental sanitation specialist.