Laura F. Orlando, MPA
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Environmental Health

MPA, Harvard University
BS, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Pronouns: she/her/hers



Laura Orlando has over 30 years of experience working on the design, construction, and management of sustainable systems in the built environment, with a special focus on community-led water and sanitation projects. Her work includes research on toxic substances in municipal water and sewer systems and their exposure pathways -- including technological, economic, and political influences -- with the overarching goal of pollution prevention. She is a co-founder and trustee at the Ecological Health Network, Senior Scientist at Just Zero, and trustee and contributing editor at Barn Raising Media. Laura has a BSE in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and a MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.

Interests: ecological restoration, water resources, sustainable sanitation, sewers and sewage treatment, international development, history of technology, and urban environmental history.

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  1. Laura Orlando. Will the EPA’s New PFAS Rules Protect our Water, Farms and Health. Barn Raising Media. Chicago, IL. 2024. View Publication
  2. Laura Orlando. It’s Time to Step Off the PFAS Merry-Go-Round. Just Zero. Sturbridge, MA. 2024. View Publication
  3. Laura Orlando. Don’t Let Your Food Waste Become Sewage Sludge. Barn Raising Media. Chicago, IL. 2023. View Publication
  4. Laura Orlando. Why We Need to Stop Mixing Food Waste with Sewage Sludge. Just Zero. Sturbridge, MA. 2023. View Publication
  5. Cross, A.T., Goodwin, N.R., Orlando, L. & Aronson, J.C. . Microbiome. In: Haddad, B.M. and Solomon, B.D. eds., Dictionary of Ecological Economics: Terms for the New Millennium. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 351. 2023.
  6. Orlando, L., Aronson, J.C., Cross, A.T. & Goodwin, N.R. . One health. In: Haddad, B.M. and Solomon, B.D. eds., Dictionary of Ecological Economics: Terms for the New Millennium. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 389. 2023.
  7. Aronson, J.C., Cross, A.T., Goodwin, N.R. & Orlando, L. . Natural capital. In: Haddad, B.M. and Solomon, B.D. eds. Dictionary of Ecological Economics: Terms for the New Millennium. Edward Elgar Publishing. Pp. 366-367. 2023.
  8. Cross, A.T., Goodwin, N.R., Orlando, L. & Aronson, J.C. . Microbiome. In: Haddad, B.M. and Solomon, B.D. eds., Dictionary of Ecological Economics: Terms for the New Millennium. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 351. 2023.
  9. Aronson, J.C., Cross, A.T., Goodwin, N.R. & Orlando, L. . Ecological restoration. In: Haddad, B.M. & Solomon, B.D. eds., Dictionary of Ecological Economics: Terms for the New Millennium. Edward Elgar Publishing. Pp. 153-154. 2023.
  10. Orlando, L., Aronson, J.C., Cross, A.T. & Goodwin, L.R. . Human health. In: Haddad, B.M. and Solomon, B.D. eds., Dictionary of Ecological Economics: Terms for the New Millennium. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 277. 2023.
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2008 Peking University, Chongzuo Biodiversity Research Institute: Research Fellow
2005 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
1988 Univ. of Michigan, Rackham Student Government: Benjamin Linder Memorial Prize
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Water
Sanitation
Ecological Infrastructure
Zero Waste
Ecological Restoration
Ecohealth
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