Events

Webinar: Container-Based Sanitation Solutions Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 9:00am

The Woods Water, Health & Development Program hosted a webinar on container-based sanitation solutions moderated by Jenna Davis, Water, Health and Development Program Co-Founder and Faculty Lead; the Higgins-Magid Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and featuring panelists: Sasha Kramer, Co-founder and Executive Director, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), Andy Narracott, Deputy Director for Global Safe Water, Evidence Action, and David Auerbach and Ani Vallabhaneni, Co-Founders, Sanergy. Registration is required.

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Special Seminar: USAID's Water and Development Strategy Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:15pm

Meeting Water Needs in the Developing World: Projections are that by 2025, two thirds of the world’s population could be living in severe water stress conditions. This stress adversely affects...

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.

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

The Stanford Environmental...

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.

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.

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...