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David Fuente

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Earth Ocean and Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-2757
Office: EWS, Room 507
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
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School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment
Dr. David Fuente


  • Climate Change
  • Society, Policy & Environment
  • Sustainability
  • Water Resources & Hydrology


Dr. Fuente's research is situated at the intersection of infrastructure planning, environmental policy, and international development and focuses specifically on the provision of water and sanitation services in low- and middle-income countries. Trained as an environmental economist, urban planner, and environmental scientist, Dr. Fuente has conducted extensive fieldwork in East Africa (Kenya), the Middle East (Egypt), and South Asia (India). His research has been supported by the World Bank, USAID, SIDA-funded Environment for Development Initiative, the Global Development Network, and the National Science Foundation.

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