- Pietilä, Pekka

Pekka Pietilä

Pekka Pietilä

Pekka E. Pietilä

Tampere University of Technology (TUT)
Faculty of Natural Sciences
CADWES Research Group
Address: Box 541, FI-33101 Tampere, Finland
tel  +358 40 8323 112
e-mail: pekka.e.pietila(a)

Institutional and management options in water and sanitation services; Role of public sector in water and sanitation services; Public-private partnerships;  Research on sector-wide issues (sector reforms, urban development strategy and peri-urban water and waste infrastructure management); Human Potential Development; Management of rural and urban water and sanitation services in developing countries; Sustainable sanitation alternatives in developing countries; Development and implementation of higher education in water and environmental management


DSc (Water Services Engineering), Tampere University of Technology, 2006
MSc (Civil Engineering), Helsinki University of Technology, 1975
Studies in Educational Sciences

2000- Senior Researcher, Tampere University of Technology
1996-2000, Team Leader, Environmental Centre for Administration and Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania
1992-1996, Training Manager, Institute of Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology, Tampere University of Technology
1986-1992, Course Director, Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering, Tampere University of Technology
1985-1986, Private Consulting Engineer, Finland
1983-1985, Assistant Professor of Infrastructure Services in Urban Planning Department, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, Libya
1982-1983, Project Manager, Plancenter Ltd, Helsinki Finland
1981-1982, Operations and Maintenance Advisor, Finnwater Consulting Engineers, Mtwara, Tanzania
1978-79 & 1980-81, Design Engineer, Thames Water Authority, London, UK
1972-1978, Design Engineer, Plancenter Ltd, Helsinki Finland

2012-, Project Manager, EU Water project in Namibia
2011, Feasibility Study for a Technical University in Mozambique
2009-2010, Technical Advisor in biotechnology project in Southern Africa
2007-, Technical Sector Advisor, Municipal cooperation project PLDDSI, Namibia
2004-2005, Invited Expert, European Declaration for a New Water Culture Foundation, Zaragoza, Spain
2003-2004, Invited Expert, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva, Switzerland
2002-2004, Town Engineering Advisor, Decentralisation support project CABLE, Namibia