Silva Juliano Rezende Mudadu

PhD Student
PhD in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science - XXXIX Cycle
Tutor: Alessia Concetta Marzo

2023 - 2026 - Ph.D. candidate in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Catania (Italy), and Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Federal University of Viçosa (Brazil). Research project: "Nature-based sanitation solutions for development: scalability, adaptation, life cycle and health security", Tutors: Dr. Alessia Concetta Marzo (Unict) and Dr. Raphael Bragança Alves Fernandes (UFV). Scholarship: CAPES.

2019 – 2021 – MSc. Agroecology - Graduate Program in Agroecology - Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Viçosa, Minas Gerais, BR. Scholarship: CAPES. With a research fellowship at Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland. Scholarship: Eawag Partnership Programme for Developing Countries (EPP).

2022 – 2023 – Specialization in Global Health and Health Diplomacy - Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz). 

2012 - 2018 - BSc. Environmental and Sanitary Engineering - Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Lavras, Minas Gerais, BR. Scholarship: FAPEMIG. With a research fellowship at the University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy. Scholarship: Erasmus Mundus (EBW+), European Union.

I have dedicated my energy, time and research to Ecological Sanitation with a focus on Nature-based Sanitation Solutions, intervention in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), acceptance and perception of reuse. I am currently a member of the Green Toilet initiative. My main interests are working and developing local and global projects related to sanitation in humanitarian contexts, nature-based solutions, global health, agroecology, permaculture, and SDGs.  


  1. SILVA, JULIANO R. M.; Borges, Alisson C.; Fernandes, Raphael B. A. (2023). Greywater as a water resource in agriculture: the acceptance and perception from Brazilian agricultural technicians. Agricultural Water Management, 280. Available:
  2. SILVA, JULIANO R. M.; et al. (2023). WASH vulnerability in child stunting in developing countries: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis. Public Health. Online ISSN: 1476-5616. Available:
  3. Amorim, F.; Fia, Ronaldo; Silva, Juliano R. M.; Chaves, Camila F. M.; Pasqualin, Pedro P. (2015). Combined units for swine wastewater treatment – part II nutrients. ENG AGR-JABOTICABAL, 35, 931-940. DOI:
  4. AMORIM, F.; FIA, R.; PASQUALIN, P.P.; OLIVEIRA, L.F.C.; Silva, Juliano R. M. (2015) Tifton grass in constructed wetlands with high loads. Engenharia na Agricultura, 23, 241-250, Web:


  1. SILVA, JULIANO R. M.; Borges, A.; Lüthi, Christoph; Spuhler, D.; Fernandes, R. The Banana Tree Circle as a nature-based solution for sustainable greywater management: A scoping literature review a design model proposal


SILVA, J.R.M.; BORGES, A. C. ; FERNANDES, R. B. A. . Banana tree circle design as a nature-based solution for greywater treatment and resource recovery. In: 5th International Conference on Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment, 2021, Milão. 5 th IWA Specialized International Conference ?Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment (EcoSTP) 2021? - June 21-25, 2021 - Milan, Italy, 2021.