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World Water Week 2021

August 27, 2021

During World Water Week, hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute, Sera Young spoke about solutions to address water insecurity and how the WISE Scales can be an effective tool to measure access to water.

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UNICEF Implements HWISE Scale in Survey

August 9, 2021

UNICEF is implementing the HWISE Scale in several Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) countries! Data should be available in a few months.


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Water Security and Nutrition

July 1, 2021

Josh Miller led a review, published in Advances in Nutrition, which nicely explains how water security creates a better environment for good nutrition. Watch on YouTube.

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Filling the Data Gaps on Water Poverty with Sera Young

July 1, 2021

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.


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Why Measuring Water Access is Key for Effective Food Policy

June 1, 2021

Sera Young laid out five key implications of measuring water security for food security in this perspective in the journal Food Policy, and the study was shared in briefings across USAID.

Happy news that the WISE Scales will be featured in a session at UN World Data Forum in Bern in early October.


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What's Really in Your Water?

May 2, 2021

Happy Drinking Water Week. Check out an op-ed by Sera Young and Julius Lucks in Scientific American describing how they are creating rapid at-home tests, similar to pregnancy tests, to check for lead in water.



The Last Batch of Gallup World Poll Data

April 22, 2021

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.


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Stockholm World Water Week

March 1, 2021
Our work has been selected for an oral session with Julián Suárez Migliozzi, Vice-President of Sustainable Development at the Development Bank of Latin America and Governor of the World Water Council at Stockholm World Water Week! Come check out our talk “Benchmarking water security experiences globally: implications for health and food” in the session “All aboard? Water for inclusive health and food security. Register for free..