February 2018 Update

  FEBRUARY 2017 EDITION  

 WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW   

COLLABORATION

Ed Frongillo & Sera Young were recently together in Kenya this January to do work for Shamba Maisha, an agricultural project with many intended outcomes, including improving household water security. Pre- and post-intervention, the HWISE survey will be implemented to validate the scale’s predictive validity.

Dr. Cassandra Workman also visited Northwestern University in December to discuss her research on water insecurity in syndemic contexts and to develop protocols for a WASH study she plans to launch in rural Tanzania.

IN THE NEWS

Northwestern University loves HWISE! This past month, on-campus reporters did an in-depth story about the origins of HWISE and our proposed next steps.

Although not directly related to HWISE, we love this piece about water featured in the BBC. The photos help to illustrate and contextualize the realities of water insecurity for many households.

 

 UPCOMING MEETINGS   

HWISE DATA ANALYSIS 

The HWISE analytic team will convene in Montreal, Canada on February 8-9, 2018 to use Rasch modeling and factorial invariance for preliminary scale reduction. If you are interested in attending (either in person or electronically), please let us know! Stay tuned for results and discussion points generated from this exciting meeting.

SOCIETY FOR ECONOMIC ANTHROPOLOGY

Organized by Dr. Amber Wutich, the meeting’s topic this year is “Water and Economy.”  Hosted at Arizona State University from March 1-3, 2018, we encourage all of you to attend!

 SITE UPDATES   

  • Excitingly, we have added several new sites in the past two months
    • Punjab, Pakistan
    • Galápagos, Ecuador
    • Indonesia
  • Collection is about to start in Gessier & Léogâne, Haiti
  • Data collection is complete in Beruit, Lebanon and Chiquimula, Guatemala
  • In total, we have cleaned data for 3,891 participants across 13 sites

 

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