Rural Health and Development at the Food-Water Nexus

Research Report Seminar // Rural Health and Development at the Food-Water Nexus

The project under discussion here measures the effects of poverty along the water-food-health nexus among rural households in Kenya.

Specifically, it looks at how differential access to domestic and productive water supplies, along with food security, and HIV and TB disease burden relate to changes in poverty over time among adults living in rural Kenyan households. Goals include measuring interactions between household productive and domestic water use, nutritional outcomes, infectious diseases, and poverty; and identifying local interventions and policy responses that are likely to have positive spillover effects in any of these domains.


-Jenna Davis - Assistant professor, civil and environmental engineering; Higgins-Magid Fellow, Woods Institute

-Eran Bendavid - Assistant professor, Department of Medicine

-Rosamond L. Naylor - Director, FSE; Professor, Environmental Earth System Science; Associate Professor of Economics, by courtesy and William Wrigley Senior Fellow; FSI and Woods Institute Senior Fellow

-Amy J. Pickering - Postdoctoral fellow

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Conference // 2020 WEFE Nexus Science Advances postponed to 2021

The 2020 WEFE Nexus Science Advances Conference on Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus has been postponed to May 2021 due to the Corona crisis - the published dates are merely indicative, and a new date will be communicated in due course.

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DutchDubai // The Interconnection of Water, Energy and Food presented at the Dutch Pavilion at the Expo 2020 in Dubai, UAE

The Dutch pavilion in the World Expo, hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in 2020, will focus on the interconnection of water, energy and food. As the second-largest exporter of agricultural products in the world, the Netherlands wants to support collaboration as well as minimising the footprint of our interactive ecosystem by building the pavilion with local resources and locally rented building materials.

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