Water, Health & Development (WHD) is an interdisciplinary approach to broadly link WHD related research conducted at Stanford. Topics of interest span water supply, water quality, sanitation, hygiene, health, energy, and food production. WHD projects work with partners in low-and middle-income countries, primarily in Asia and Africa to achieve the following goals:

  • Strengthen the scientific basis for decision-making in the water and sanitation sector, particularly with reference to non-networked populations.
  • Enhance capacity within developing countries for sustainable water and wastewater management.
  • Provide unique training and learning opportunities for faculty and students at Stanford and partner universities.
  • Improve the health and well-being of households in some of the world’s poorest countries.