News and Updates
Individual Water Insecurity Experiences Scale
The Individual Water Insecurity Experiences Scale is published! The IWISE Scale is a modified version of the HWISE Scale, that permits disaggregation of experiences by gender, age, and other socio-demographic characteristics.
UN World Data Forum
In a panel at the UN World Data Forum with members from the World Meteorological Organization, World Bank, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, and the renowned French author Erik Orsenna, Sera Young discussed the sustainability of water data, and the importance of bringing a human voice to the water sector.
Mexico Implements HWISE Scale
World Water Week 2021
During World Water Week, hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute, Sera Young joined Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director General of FAO and Julián Suarez, Vice President of Sustainable Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) to speak about solutions to address water insecurity and how the WISE Scales can be an effective tool to measure access to water. She also spoke in a session on digital water tech and innovative digital solutions to address water insecurity.
UNICEF Implements HWISE Scale in Survey
UNICEF is implementing the HWISE Scale in several Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) countries! Data should be available in a few months.
Water Security and Nutrition
Filling the Data Gaps on Water Poverty with Sera Young
Sera Young discussed the need for experiential data on water insecurity on The Stream, a podcast with Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg. Listen to the interview.
Why Measuring Water Access is Key for Effective Food Policy
What's Really in Your Water?
The Last Batch of Gallup World Poll Data
The last batch of Gallup World Poll data has been delivered! It includes nationally representative data on experiences of water insecurity from 43,970 individuals in 31 countries, which will allow the WISE Scales team to better understand the global impact of the water crisis.