Rural Health and Development at the Food-Water Nexus
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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.

Speakers

-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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