The Higgins-Magid Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Associate Professor - Civil & Environmental Engineering
Water, Health and Development, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Freshwater, Public Health, Sustainable Development
Jennifer ("Jenna") Davis' research interests focus on the intersection of economic development and environmental management, with particular emphasis on cost-effective, sustainable water supply and sanitation (W&S) service delivery in developing countries. Current research projects focus on decentralized, private-sector delivery of W&S services in several countries; sustainable sanitation solutions for middle- and low-income urban areas; synergies between W&S planning and economic development strategies (e.g., agricultural productivity); and links between water, sanitation, and health. She has conducted fieldwork in more than a dozen countries, including most recently the Philippines, Mozambique, and Bolivia.
Selected Publications by this Author
News & Press Releases
Jenna Davis comments on Water Credit, a micro lending system ran by actor Matt Damon's nonprofit organization Water.org.
By Malaka Gharib,
Higgins-Magid Senior Fellow Jenna Davis explains why cleaning up water sources could have measurable impacts on the economy of cities and countries.
By Alex Rogala,
Jennifer Davis is quoted on the growing issue of public bathroom availability and sanitation in San Diego
By Lisa Halverstadt,