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Toward Water Solutions

A new journal holds promise to advance water solutions. Water Security, published by Elsevier, will synthesize current knowledge, identify key knowledge gaps and promote constructive debates related to drivers and consequences of water security and insecurity, according to Jenna Davis, WHD faculty lead and sanitation and health section editor for the journal. “Given the importance of water security to planning and policy in many sectors, we intend to highlight challenges of and strategies for linking research to decision making and the world of practice,” Davis said.

Published: Monday, August 21, 2017 Source: Water, Health & Development
Scaling Up a Solution

Point-of-collection water treatment holds potential to improve millions of lives

What if people in the world’s growing urban slums could affordably and easily access safe water? That’s the question WHD researchers seek to answer in Kisimu, Kenya, where they are evaluating an...

Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Source: Water, Health & Development
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Partners with WHD

When a major U.S. foundation decided to formulate a strategy for solving global water challenges, it enlisted WHD to help. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, which funds up to $30 million in water-...

Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Source: Water, Health & Development
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


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.