Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES: Jennifer Davis

People play by a newly installed hand pump in Jedane, Ethiopia.

Toward a New Water Paradigm »

April 18, 2018

Four-year $1.9 million grant renews a partnership aimed at accelerating access to safe, reliable and affordable water services.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Residents of a slum in Cap Haitien, Haiti bring home a container-based toilet

World Toilet Day: Not All Can Flush and Forget »

November 19, 2015

Chances are most people in the developed world can easily access a safe, convenient toilet. Globally, however, more than one in four people live in a world without access to a decent sanitation facility.

Residents of a slum in Cap Haitien, Haiti bring home a container-based toilet

A Sanitation Solution Worth Paying For »

October 27, 2015

Stanford-led study shows three out of four residents of an impoverished Haitian neighborhood continued to use – and pay for – a new toilet service after a test period ended.

By Leslie Willoughby, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A woman in Dhaka, Bangladesh collects water at a community pump

Showcasing Stanford Work to Engineer Clean Water Solutions  »

October 19, 2015

Engaging multimedia story / educational project features Stanford project to develop low-cost, low-tech solutions to reduce the spread of disease in regions of low water quality.

By Leslie Willoughby, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

girl with bucket

How Toilets Affect Child Health »

October 13, 2015

For decades, scientists have evaluated the health impact of sanitation conditions by measuring rates of diarrheal disease. New studies show that child growth improves after communities reduce open defecation.

By Leslie Willoughby, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A resident of a slum in Cap Haitien, Haiti carries a dry toilet developed by Stanford engineers.

Sanitation Solution Exceeds Expectations »

May 6, 2015

Portable dry toilet and waste service system prove effective in urban slums 

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Valeria Bauza field tests an early prototype of the Lotus Water filtration technology.

Drinking Water: Safe at the Source »

March 16, 2015

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...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Residents of Cap Haitien, Haiti receive portable, affordable dry household toilets

Sanitation: When Toilets Fly »

March 16, 2015

Initiative run by Stanford graduate students aims for a dry solution to sanitation challenges in urban slums where untreated sewage in waterways spreads disease

This story is part of a...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Environmental Researchers Work to Put Sustainability into Action »

March 11, 2015

Stanford professors Jenna Davis and Anna Michalak have been selected as Leopold Leadership Program Fellows.

By Paige Miller

20 Researchers Selected as 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellows »

January 12, 2015

Twenty North American environmental researchers have been awarded Leopold Leadership Fellowships for 2015.

Marking a Decade of Cross-Cutting Collaboration »

November 13, 2014

Woods anniversary symposium reflects on progress made and challenges ahead for Stanford researchers seeking environmental solutions 

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A woman moves Stanford-designed portable toilet into her home in Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Sanitation Solution for Urban Slums Gets National Recognition »

October 21, 2014

Stanford researchers working on sustainable, low-cost water delivery received prestigious federal grant recently

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A boy uses drinking water handpump in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Global Recognition for Stanford Freshwater Solution »

September 12, 2014

Low-cost, easy-to-use device could help provide clean water to world’s poor

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Hannah Frank, a Stanford Ph.D. student, examines a Vampyrum spectrum (false vampire) bat as part of a research project on parasite and disease dynamics in southern Costa Rica.

Bold Solutions for People and Planet »

July 2, 2014

Stanford Woods Institute announces 2014 Environmental Venture Projects

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

child washing hands

Watching the Washers »

April 14, 2014

Stanford researchers pioneer use of video surveillance to better understand essential hygiene behavior.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

people gather water at public standpipe

Neighborly Transaction As Health Solution »

December 6, 2013

Researchers working in Mozambique point the way for an informal water practice to help solve one of the world's most pressing health and welfare issues

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Hiding in Plain Sight: Factoring the Environment Into Human Health »

July 9, 2013

A special report in Stanford Medicine magazine looks at the connection between health and the environment through the work of Stanford Woods Institute senior fellows and others

Stanford Medicine

Sanitation Solution Gets Kudos From Innovators »

May 24, 2013

Stanford Woods Institute-backed project holds promise of hygienic household sanitation for urban slums

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Showcasing Environmental Breakthroughs »

April 22, 2013

Stanford Woods Institute researchers demonstrate cutting-edge environmental technologies at Stanford sustainability event

By Terry Nagel, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

In sub-Saharan Africa, a Shorter Walk to Water Saves Lives »

February 13, 2012

In the fight against child mortality in the developing world, simple things make a big difference. A new study by Stanford researchers published by the journal Environmental Science and Technology shows that decreasing...

By Andrew Myers, Stanford University School of Engineering