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Jenna Davis, WHD faculty lead, on prioritizing waste management, not just ‘butts on toilets,’ to lower global diarrheal disease burden.
By Jenna Davis, WHD faculty lead Should we rethink World Toilet Day? Don't get me wrong – raising awareness about the plight of the 2.4 billion people without a toilet is definitely a worthy...Published: Thursday, November 9, 2017 Source: Water, Health & Development
As part of an ongoing series of WHD “alumni” profiles, we caught up with Sebastien Tilmans, director of operations at Stanford’s William and Cloy Codiga Resource Recovery Center (CR2C). Tilmans earned his Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford in 2015.
What kind of unique and / or powerful experiences did you have through WHD? Under the auspices of WHD, I worked in Haiti for one-and-a-half years to deploy a waterless sanitation service in a dense...Published: Monday, October 2, 2017 Source: Water, Health & Development
How does lack of sanitation for a few in San Diego Hepatitis outbreak and elsewhere affect the health of many? WHD’s Jenna Davis explains.
Published: Monday, September 18, 2017 Source: Voice of San Diego
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
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
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...
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.
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.
The Stanford Environmental...
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.