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
Environmental Venture Projects
Realizing Environmental Innovation Program
News & Press Releases
Interviews Woods Senior Fellows Stephen Luby and Jenna Davis and Woods Research Associate Amy Pickering about their work with the Lotus Water Project.
By Lauren Farrar,
Describes hand-washing study by Woods Senior Fellow Jenna Davis and Woods research associate Amy Pickering
By Robert Preidt,
The household toilet service mentioned was set up in collaboration with Stanford doctoral students Sebastien Tilmans and Kory Russel under the guidance of Senior Fellow Jenna Davis.
By Kristie Wang,