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New Water Paradigm

Four-year $1.9 million grant renews a partnership aimed at accelerating access to safe, reliable and affordable water services.

Good intentions are not the same as good results – as much as half of all water and sanitations systems in developing countries fail after five years. To reduce widespread inefficiencies and...

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Source: Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Tapping Communities for Water Research

WHD researcher Alexandria Boehm featured in story about National Science Foundation-funded citizen scientists and engineers doing water quality monitoring.

Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 Source: National Science Foundation
Fact-Checking Matt Damon's Clean Water Promise In A Super Bowl Ad

Can a $13 chalice provide clean water for five years? WHD faculty director Jenna Davis explains.

Published: Friday, February 2, 2018 Source: NPR
Surprising Sanitation Findings

Improving water, sanitation and hygiene in poor regions of Bangladesh helped overall health but, contrary to expectations, did not improve children’s growth and development, Stanford-led trial finds.

Published: Monday, January 29, 2018 Source: Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Jenna Davis on Why Policy Reform Can Do More for Clean Water Access Than Technology

WHD faculty lead Jenna Davis explains why cleaning up water sources could have measurable impacts on the economy of cities and countries.

Published: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Source: World Resources Institute

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.