Royal Geographical Society features HWISE Scale

The Royal Geographical Society published, “HWISE: developing household-scale metrics to tackle water insecurity.” It features “research by geographers into household water insecurity is improving understanding and helping mitigate water insecurity, and developing flexible research tools for global use.”

The HWISE project uses a refined working definition of water insecurity and research at an unusual scale. The focus on household experiences and the additional use of questions about individual experiences and related issues around water scarcity helps provide a more complete picture of the impact as well as the water supply situation. The process is also applicable across different cultures, and is calibrated to ensure that responses are comparable in very different countries and environments.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) (2019) Developing household-scale metrics to tackle water insecurity. Case study. Available at: Last accessed on: 16 October 2019

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