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Winning with Water: Funding Awarded to Revitalize Urban Slums

WHD researcher Stephen Luby to direct health evaluation of prestigious research collaboration led by Monash University to revitalize slums through water management strategies.

Published: Monday, February 6, 2017 Source: Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health
DNA in wastewater could provide clues to help community health

With input from a WHD researcher, Stanford scientists are developing methods for monitoring of DNA in wastewater. This could enable early detection of disease and discovery of previously undetected pathogens.

By Ula Chrobak With every toilet flush, valuable information encrypted in DNA is lost. Wastewater may hold a wealth of insight for public health officials, and an interdisciplinary team of Stanford...

Published: Monday, December 12, 2016 Source: Stanford News Service
Study Finds Flaw in Global Effort to Mitigate Emissions

International mechanisms in which companies earn valuable credits for offsetting greenhouse gas output are subject to inaccurate self-reporting and need third-party monitoring, according to WHD-led research in Kenya.

A mechanism used as part of international efforts to reduce emissions has a potentially fatal flaw, according to a new study. A recent review of the way carbon offset credits have been used...

Published: Thursday, November 3, 2016 Source: Water, Health & Development
A New Paradigm for Water Treatment

At the University of North Carolina Water and Health Conference, WHD researchers hosted a side event on an alternative paradigm for water treatment in low-income areas – point-of-collection disinfection.

[View the story "UNC Water and Health: Point of Collection H2O" on Storify]

Published: Thursday, October 27, 2016 Source: Water, Health & Development
Inspired by WHD: Mia Mattioli

As part of an ongoing series of WHD “alumni” profiles, we caught up with Mia Catharine Mattioli, the Domestic Activity Lead for the Environmental Microbiology Lab at the Center for Disease Control...

Published: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Source: Water, Health & Development

Events

Woods Institute 5th Anniversary Symposium Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 2:00pm

Jenna Davis, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford, presents current research on the connections between water, sanitation and child mortality in Tanzania along with potential...

How can trade improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa? Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 3:30pm

An FSE, FSI Stanford Symposium: For decades, earnings from farming in many developing countries, including in sub-Saharan Africa, have been depressed by a pro-urban bias in own-country policies, as well as by governments of richer countries favouring their farmers with import barriers and subsidies. Both sets of policies reduced global economic welfare and agricultural trade, and almost certainly added to global inequality and poverty and to food insecurity in many low-income countries. Progress has been made over the past three decades in reducing the trend levels of agricultural protection in high-income countries and of agricultural disincentives in African and other developing countries. However, there is a propensity for governments to insulate their domestic food market from fluctuations in international prices, and that has not waned. That action amplifies international food price fluctuations, yet when both food-importing and food-exporting countries so engage in insulating behaviour, it does little to advance their national food security. Anderson argues much scope remains to improve economic welfare and reduce poverty and food insecurity by removing trade distortions. He summarizes indicators of these trends and fluctuations in trade barriers before pointing to changes in both border policies and complementary domestic measures that together could improve African food security.

Bay Area WASH Symposium Friday, May 17, 2013 - 9:00am

May 17th, 2013: The Bay area WASH symposium hosted by the Stanford Water, Health & Development Program with support from the Woods Institute for the Environment.

Keynote Seminar: Sustainable Development in China: Water, Energy and Food Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 7:00pm

The Stanford Environmental...

Public Health Seminar Series: "Water, Diseases, and Pollutants" Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 12:00pm

Stanford University's professors, Dr. Steve Luby and Dr. Scott Ferndorf, discuss water, diseases, and pollutants at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health's Public Health Seminar Series.