Our network fosters collaborative research in teams of all sizes, often with many HWISE-RCN members publishing together as a consortium. These publications highlight our multidisciplinary and trans-institutional work.  A list of publications can also be found on the HWISE-RCN Google Scholar profile.


Pearson AL, Mack EA, Ross A, Marcantonio R, Zimmer A, Bunting EL, Smith AC, Miller JD, Evans T, and the HWISE-RCN. 2021. Interpersonal conflict over water is associated with household demographics, domains of water insecurity, and regional conflict: Evidence from nine sites across eight sub-Saharan African countries. Water, 13(9): 1150.

Wutich A, Jepson WE, Stoler J, Thompson P, Kooy M, Brewis A, Staddon C, Meehan K. 2021. A global agenda for household water security: measurement, monitoring, and management. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, doi:10.1111/1752-1688.12926.

Stoler J, Brewis A, Kangmennang J, Keough SB, Pearson AL, Rosinger AY, Stauber C, Stevenson EGJ. 2021. Connecting the dots between climate change, household water insecurity, and migration. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 51: 36-41.

Miller JD, Frongillo EA, Weke E, Burger R, Wekesa P, Sheira LA, Mocello AR, Bukusi EA, Otieno P, Cohen CR, Weiser SD, Young SL. 2021. Household water and food insecurity are positively associated with poor mental and physical health among adults living with HIV in Western Kenya. The Journal of Nutrition, nxab030.

Jepson WE, Stoler J, Baek J, Martínez JM, Salas FJU, Carrillo G. 2021. Cross-sectional study to measure household water insecurity and its health outcomes in urban MexicoBMJ Open11(3), e040825.

Stoler J, Miller JD, Brewis A, Freeman MC, Harris LM, Jepson W, Pearson AL, Rosinger AY, Shah SH, Staddon C, Workman C, and the HWISE-RCN. 2021. Household water insecurity will complicate the ongoing COVID-19 response: evidence from 29 sites in 23 low- and middle-income countries. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 234, 113715.

Young SL, Frongillo EA, Jamaluddine Z, Melgar-Quiñonez H, Pérez-Escamilla R, Ringler C, Rosinger AY. 2021. Perspective: the importance of water security for ensuring food security, good nutrition, and well-beingAdvances in Nutrition (Bethesda Md., Online).

Octavianti T & Staddon C. 2021. A review of 80 assessment tools measuring water securityWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, e1516.


Meehan K, Jepson W, Harris LM, Wutich A, Beresford M, Fencl A, London J, Pierce G, Radonic L, Wells C, Wilson NJ, Adams EA, Arsenault R, Brewis A, Harrington V, Lambrinidou Y, McGregor D, Patrick R, Pauli B, Pearson  AL, Shah S, Splichalova D, Workman C, Young SL. 2020. Exposing the myths of household water insecurity in the global north: A critical reviewWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water  7(6), e1486.

Rosinger AY, Brewis A, Wutich A, Jepson WE, Staddon C, Stoler J, Young SL and the HWISE-RCN. 2020. Water borrowing is consistently practiced globally and is associated with water-related system failures across diverse environments.  Global Environmental Change, doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102148

Harris L, Staddon C, Wutich A, Budds J, Jepson W, Pearson A, Adams E. 2020. Water sharing and the right to water: Refusal, rebellion, and everyday resistance Political Geography 

Staddon C, Everard M, Mytton J, Octavianti T, Powell W, Quinn N, Uddin SMN, Young SL, Miller JD, Budds J, Geere JA, Meehan K, Charles K, Stevenson EGJ, Vonk J, Mizniak J. 2020. Water insecurity compounds the global coronavirus crisisWater International, 45(5), 416-422.

Stoler J, Jepson WE, Wutich A. 2020. Beyond handwashing: water insecurity undermines COVID-19 response in developing areasJournal of Global Health, 10(1), 010355.

Miller JD, Vonk J, Staddon C, Young SL. 2020. Is household water insecurity a link between water governance and well-being? A multi-site analysisJournal of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene for Development, 10(2), 320-334.

Smiley SL, Stoler J. 2020. Socio-environmental confounders of safe water interventionsWIREs Water, 7(3), e1438.

Stoler J, Pearson AL, Staddon C, Wutich A, Mack EA, Brewis A, Rosinger AY and the HWISE-RCN. 2020. Cash water expenditures are associated with household water insecurity, food insecurity, and perceived stress in study sites across 20 low- and middle-income countriesScience of the Total Environment, 716, 135881.

Tomaz, P, Jepson W, Santos J. 2020. Urban household water insecurities from the margins: Perspectives from Northeast Brazil The Professional Geographer 

Rosinger AY, Brewis A. 2020. Life and death: toward a human biology of waterAmerican Journal of Human Biology, 32(1), e23361.

Wutich A. 2020. Water insecurity: an agenda for research and call to action for human biologyAmerican Journal of Human Biology, 32(1), e23345.

Schuster RC, Butler MS, Wutich A, Miller JD, Young SL, and the HWISE-RCN. 2020. “If there is no water, we cannot feed our children”: The far-reaching consequences of water insecurity on infant feeding practices and infant health across 16 low- and middle-income countriesAmerican Journal of Human Biology, 32(1), e23357.

Adams EA, Stoler J, Adams Y. 2020. Water insecurity and urban poverty in the global south: Implications for health and human biologyAmerican Journal of Human Biology, 32(1), e23368.

Brewis A, Workman C, Wutich A, Jepson W, Young SL, and the HWISE-RCN. 2020. Household water insecurity is strongly associated with food insecurity: evidence from 27 sites in low- and middle-income countriesAmerican Journal of Human Biology, 32(1), e23309.

Wutich A, Rosinger A, Stoler J, Jepson W, Brewis A. 2020. Measuring human water needsAmerican Journal of Human Biology, 32(1), e23350.


Young SL, Boateng G, Jamaluddine Z, Miller J, Frongillo E, Neilands T, Collins SM, Wutich A, Jepson W, Stoler J, and the HWISE-RCN. 2019. The Household Water InSecurity Experiences (HWISE) Scale: development and validation of a household water insecurity measure for low-income and middle-income countriesBMJ Global Health, 4, e001750.

Jepson W, Wutich A, Harris LM. 2019. Water security capabilities and the human right to water. In F Sultana, A Loftus, Eds. Water politics: governance, justice and the right to water (84-98)London: Routledge.

Brewis A, Choudhary N, Wutich A. 2019. Household water insecurity may influence common mental disorders directly and indirectly through multiple pathways: evidence from HaitiSocial Science and Medicine, 238, 112520.

Wutich A, Beresford M. 2019. The economic anthropology of waterEconomic Anthropology, 6(2), 168-182.

Stoler J, Brewis A, Harris LM, Wutich A, Pearson AL, Rosinger AY, Schuster RC, Young SL. 2019. Household water sharing: a missing link in international healthInternational Health, 11(3), 163-165.

Wutich, A. and W. Jepson. (2019) Household Water Insecurity: Uncertainty around the Tap. SSRC “Chancing the Storm” Series. September 24, 2019.

Brewis A, Rosinger A, Wutich A, Adams E, Cronk L, Pearson AL, Workman C, Young SL, and the HWISE-RCN. 2019. Water sharing, reciprocity, and need: a comparative study of interhousehold water transfers in sub-Saharan AfricaEconomic Anthropology, 6(2), 208-221.

Adams EA, Price H, Stoler J. 2019. Urban slums, drinking water, and health: trends and lessons from sub-Saharan Africa. In I Vojnovic, AL Pearson, G Asiki, G Deverteuill, A Allen, Eds. Routledge handbook of global urban health (533-552). New York: Routledge.

Young SL, Collins SM, Boateng GO, Neilands TB, Jamaluddine Z, Miller JD, Brewis A, Frongillo EA, Jepson WE, Melgar-Quiñonez H, Schuster RC, Stoler J, Wutich A, and the HWISE-RCN. 2019. Development and validation protocol for an instrument to measure household water insecurity across cultures and ecologies: The Household Water InSecurity Experiences (HWISE) ScaleBMJ Open, 9(1), e023558.


Wutich A, Budds J, Jepson W, Harris LM, Adams E, Brewis A, Cronk L, DeMyers C, Maes K, Marley T, Miller J, Pearson AL, Rosinger AY, Schuster RC, Stoler J, Staddon C, Wiessner P, Workman C, Young SL. 2018. Household water sharing: a review of water gifts, exchanges, and transfers across culturesWIREs Water, 5(6), e1309.

Staddon C, Scott C. 2018. Putting water security to work: addressing global challengesWater International, 43(8), 1017-1025.


Wutich A, Budds J, Eichelberger, Laura, Geere J, Harris LM, Horney JA, Jepson W, Norman E, O’Reilly K, Pearson AL, Shah SH, Shinn J, Simpson K, Staddon C, Stoler J, Teodoro MP, Young SL. 2017. Advancing methods for research on household water insecurity: studying entitlements and capabilities, socio-cultural dynamics, and political processes, institutions and governanceWater Security, 2, 1-10.

Jepson W, Budds J, Norman E, Wutich A, O’Reilly K, Shah SH, Harris L, Shinn J, Young SL. (2017) Advancing water security for human development: a relational perspectiveWater Security, 1(1), 46-52.

Jepson W, Wutich A, Boeteng G, Collins SM, Young S. 2017. Progress in household water insecurity metrics: a cross-disciplinary perspective in the social sciencesWIREs Water, 4(3), e1214.