August/September 2018 Update

 

  AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018 EDITION  

 

 

  WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW  

1. HWISE PROTOCOL PAPER UNDER REVIEW

Thank you to the 40+ HWISE members who provided feedback on the HWISE protocol manuscript. It has now been resubmitted to BMJ Open and is currently under review. Congrats to everyone and cheers for this great collaborative feat!

2. WATER SHARING ETHNOGRAPHY PUBLISHED

Many HWISE collaborators recently published a review paper in WIRES Water that describes household water sharing practices across cultures. It is highly relevant to our endeavors and can be accessed here.

3. HWISE DATA ARE AVAILABLE FOR ANALYSIS

Data for 17 HWISE 1.0 and 11 HWISE 2.0 study sites have been thoroughly cleaned and are available for analysis. A detailed explanation of the data cleaning protocol can be accessed here.

4. ONGOING ANALYSES

Members of the consortium are currently using HWISE data to investigate important topics. If you have analyses you’d like to perform, please read the above section regarding data requests. These are the topics that have been approved by the Executive Committee to date: 

  • Impacts of water insecurity on infant feeding (Roseanne Schuster, Maggie Butler)
  • Impacts of worry over water on perceived stress (Amber Pearson, Ashley Hagaman, Cassie Workman, Amber Wutich, Alex Brewis Slade)
  • Subjective assessment of the severity of various water insecurity items in Ethiopia (Kenny Maes, Yihenew Tesfaye)
  • Relationship between household water sharing practices, stress, and perceived water quality (Alex Brewis Slade, Asher Rosinger, Amber Wutich, et al.)
  • Reports of injury while fetching water (Vidya Venkataramanan, et al.)
5. WISHING SHALEAN GOOD LUCK AND SAFE ADVENTURING

Shalean Collins has been integral at every stage of the HWISE project; without her hard work, we wouldn’t have so many sites with such interesting (and clean!) data. We will miss her warm smile and jovial personality as she departs for the Peace Corps in Morocco, and wish her good luck as she embarks on this exciting journey. We’re all glad to be able to say “we knew her when…” She can be reached at <shaleancollins@gmail.com>.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS  

ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS

This year’s annual ASA Conference will be hosted in Oxford, England from September 18-21. If you are going, please consider attending, “Water futures: making a living in times of uncertainty.” 

UNC WATER AND HEALTH

This year’s Water and Health conference will be hosted at UNC from October 29-November 2. Justin Stoler, Sera Young, et al. plan to present abstracts related to on-going HWISE endeavors. If you plan to attend, please let us know! 

 

 

  SITE UPDATES  

 

  • Data collection is ongoing in Upolu, Samoa and Pune, India
  • In total, we have cleaned data for 8,127 participants across 28 sites

 

 

  ISSUES? QUESTIONS? UPDATES?  

Send any queries or issues (e.g. links not working, need an Enketo form developed) to Josh <josh.miller@northwestern.edu>. Also, please send us any updates or good news – we would love to post it on our website

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>