Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES: Stephen Luby

Study data collectors measure a child’s growth in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to assess impact of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions.

Surprising Sanitation Findings »

January 29, 2018

Improving water, sanitation and hygiene in poor regions of Bangladesh helped overall health but, contrary to expectations, did not improve children’s growth and development, Stanford-led trial finds.

By Rachel Leslie, Stanford News Service

Bricks dry outside a kiln in Bangladesh.

Stanford Researchers Team up to Reduce Pollution and Improve Health »

September 14, 2017

Brick kilns and their pollution are ubiquitous in South Asia. An interdisciplinary team is combining satellite data and political persuasion to track kilns, raise public awareness and incentivize kiln owners to use...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Professor Stephen Luby talking with local

Winning with Water: Funding Awarded to Revitalize Urban Slums  »

January 24, 2017

Stanford’s Stephen Luby to direct health evaluation of prestigious research collaboration led by Monash University to revitalize slums through water management strategies.

By Rachel Leslie, Stanford University Center for Innovation in Global Health

A woman and boy washing hands with soap.

Stanford Expert Explains Antibacterial Soap Ban »

September 14, 2016

Federal phase-out of various chemicals will likely take many soap products off store shelves, but doesn’t affect other products with same ingredients.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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New Ideas for a Changing Environment »

July 12, 2016

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Announces 2016 Environmental Venture Projects and Realizing Environmental Innovation Program Grants

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Illustration of proposed brick kiln pollution sensors to be funded by new Stanford seed grant program

Harnessing Sensors for Environmental Solutions  »

December 8, 2015

Stanford seed funding announced to spur use of sensors and big data to solve environmental challenges 

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Steve luby discusses water and child health

The Health Impact of Access to Chlorinated Water »

October 26, 2015

New U.N. Sustainable Development Goals include a new criterion, water quality. Stanford researchers launched a major study of the health impact of access to chlorinated water in Bangladesh, funded by the World Bank. 

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

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

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 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

A researcher interviews Bangladeshi farmer about pesticide use

Searching for a Silent Killer »

December 12, 2013

Stanford researchers seek to understand why lead contamination persists, and how to stop its spread

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

mother and child wash hands

Fighting a Child-Killer With Soap »

November 4, 2013

Stanford Woods Institute fellow discusses ways to increase hand washing - a vital component in stopping the spread of disease.

By Terry Nagel, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Bats Spreading Deadly Virus »

September 9, 2013

The Nipah virus, spread by bats, is killing people in Southeast Asia and could pose the threat of a global pandemic, says Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow Stephen Luby. Climate change and other environmental factors...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Using Social Networks to Track Bird Flu »

August 23, 2013

When a new strain of bird flu surfaced in China in February, it was an ominous echo of the 1997 outbreak in Hong Kong. People connected to poultry markets were again falling ill as scientists raced to decipher a novel...

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko, Inside Stanford Medicine

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

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Stanford Woods Institute Announces 2013 Environmental Venture Projects »

June 19, 2013

Seven interdisciplinary research studies propose practical solutions to major sustainability challenges

By Terry Nagel, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

48 Stanford Scientists Sign Global Environmental Consensus Statement »

May 23, 2013

California Governor accepts document endorsed by 520 scientists from 44 countries.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment