MAY 2018 EDITION
WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW
1. MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS
The protocol paper that details the design of and methodology applied to the HWISE study has been submitted to BMJ Open. We hope to cite this paper in all future manuscripts that use HWISE data.
The Northwestern team has also received a doi for their paper that describes the development and validation of a`1 household water insecurity scale for western Kenya. We encourage everyone to read the abstract since the development of this tool has largely shaped our HWISE endeavors.
2. REPRESENTING AT MANY CONFERENCES
3. MEETING BETWEEN COLLABORATORS
HWISE collaborators Mobolanle Balogun, Vicky Santoso, and Sera Young met at Northwestern to discuss the process of implementing the HWISE survey. Dr. Balogun also shared early findings with the Young Research Group about the impacts of water insecurity on menstrual hygiene practices in Nigeria.
4. DATA AVAILABLE
Data for 15 HWISE 1.0 and 5 HWISE 2.0 study sites have been thoroughly cleaned and closed. A detailed explanation of the data cleaning protocol can be accessed here.
If you would like to access the data for analyses, please complete a data request form and submit it to Josh <firstname.lastname@example.org>, who will review for completeness. The request will then be forwarded to the Steering Committee, who will approve the request or suggest revision.
HWISE SCALE VALIDATION
ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS
This year’s annual ASA Conference will be hosted in Oxford, England from September 18-21. Currently, there is a call for abstracts for a relevant panel, “Water futures: making a living in times of uncertainity.” Please consider submitting an abstract here.
UNC WATER AND HEALTH
This year’s Water and Health conference will be hosted at UNC from October 29-November 2. Justin Stoler and Sera Young plan to organize a 3-hour side event that focuses on the development of the HWISE scale and its possible uses (details here). If you have ideas about the side event or would like to be on the panel, please email Josh <email@example.com>.
- Data collection is finished in Morogoro, Tanzania and data entry will begin soon
- Data collection is ongoing in Upolu, Samoa; Chakaria & Dhaka, Bangladesh; and Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
- Data entry is ongoing in Rajasthan, India
- In total, we have cleaned data for 6,088 participants across 20 sites