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
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
News & Press Releases
Program on Water, Health and Development researchers are developing affordable, sustainable solutions to the challenge of providing safe drinking water to nearly 1 billion people in city slums. This story is part of a series about Stanford researchers developing solutions to water supply and access challenges affecting billions of people.
By Rob Jordan,
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,