WASH and Development

Water supply and sanitation are linked to well-being not only through health, but through their impact on livelihoods and poverty. Research carried out by the Water, Health & Development program explores the impacts of productive use of domestic water supplies and household waste, as well as entrepreneurial opportunities for delivering decentralized water and sanitation services.

Projects

Corn getting thirstier with climate change: Midwest USA To validate his hypothesis that water stress is the main culprit decreasing corn and soybean production in the Midwest, and to help differentiate the different mechanisms impacting crop yields at...
Rural Health and Development At the Food Water Nexus: Kenya This project will explore water-nutrition-health interconnections and will serve as a stepping stone toward the development of theoretical and experimental paradigms linking water, agriculture, and...
Impact Evaluation of Increased Access to Improved Water Supply: Mozambique Water points were installed in 600 rural communities across the provinces of Nampula and Cabo Delgado. The Rural Water Supply Activity (RWSA) of the Mozambique Compact is intended to increase...
Solar Market Gardens as a Tool for Rural Development: Benin Since 2007, FSE has been evaluating the livelihood and environmental impacts of an effort led by a US-based NGO, the Solar Electrification Light Fund (SELF), to use solar arrays to power irrigation...
BIOFUELS AND FOOD SECURITY IN SOUTH ASIA AND SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: INDIA, MOZAMBIQUE, SENEGAL This project seeks to quantify how different scenarios of expanded biofuels production in rich and poor countries will affect global and regional food prices, farmer incomes, food consumption of the...