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.



Empinotti, V. L., Budds, J., Jepson, W., Millington, N., Nicolau Ferrara, L., Geere, J.-A., Grandisoli, E., Gutierres Arteiro Da Paz, M., Peregrina Puga, B., & Macedo Alves, E. (2021). Advancing urban water security: The urbanization of water–society relations and entry–points for political engagement. Water International, 46(6), 956–968.

Jepson, W. E., Stoler, J., Baek, J., Martínez, J. M., Salas, F. J. U., & Carrillo, G. (2021). Cross-sectional study to measure household water insecurity and its health outcomes in urban Mexico. BMJ Open, 11(3), e040825.

Jepson, W., Tomaz, P., Santos, J. O., & Baek, J. (2021). A comparative analysis of urban and rural household water insecurity experiences during the 2011–17 drought in Ceará, Brazil. Water International, 46(5), 697–722.

Jepson, W., Wutich, A., Empinotti, V. L., & Jacobi, P. R. (2021). Water insecurity and the state: Failure, disconnection and autonomy. In Water International (Vol. 46, Issue 6, pp. 779–782). Taylor & Francis.

Miller, J. D., Frongillo, E. A., Weke, E., Burger, R., Wekesa, P., Sheira, L. A., Mocello, A. R., Bukusi, E. A., Otieno, P., & Cohen, C. R. (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, 151(6), 1656–1664.

Miller, J. D., Workman, C. L., Panchang, S. V., Sneegas, G., Adams, E. A., Young, S. L., & Thompson, A. L. (2021). Water security and nutrition: Current knowledge and research opportunities. Advances in Nutrition, 12(6), 2525–2539.

Octavianti, T., & Staddon, C. (2021). A review of 80 assessment tools measuring water security. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 8(3), e1516.

Pearson, A. L., Mack, E. A., Ross, A., Marcantonio, R., Zimmer, A., Bunting, E. L., Smith, A. C., Miller, J. D., & Evans, T. (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.

Price, H. D., Adams, E. A., Nkwanda, P. D., Mkandawire, T. W., & Quilliam, R. S. (2021). Daily changes in household water access and quality in urban slums undermine global safe water monitoring programmes. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 231, 113632.

Roque, A., Wutich, A., Brewis, A., Beresford, M., García-Quijano, C., Lloréns, H., & Jepson, W. (2021). Autogestión and water sharing networks in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María. Water International, 46(6), 938–955.

Stoler, J., Brewis, A., Kangmennang, J., Keough, S. B., Pearson, A. L., Rosinger, A. Y., Stauber, C., & Stevenson, E. G. (2021). Connecting the dots between climate change, household water insecurity, and migration. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 51, 36–41.

Stoler, J., Miller, J. D., Adams, E. A., Ahmed, F., Alexander, M., Asiki, G., Balogun, M., Boivin, M. J., Brewis, A., & Carrillo, G. (2021). The Household Water Insecurity Experiences (HWISE) Scale: Comparison scores from 27 sites in 22 countries. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 11(6), 1102–1110.

Stoler, J., Miller, J. D., Brewis, A., Freeman, M. C., Harris, L. M., Jepson, W., Pearson, A. L., Rosinger, A. Y., Shah, S. H., & Staddon, C. (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.

Workman, C. L. (2021). Syndemics and global health. Nature Human Behaviour, 1–2.

Workman, C. L., Brewis, A., Wutich, A., Young, S., Stoler, J., & Kearns, J. (2021). Understanding biopsychosocial health outcomes of syndemic water and food insecurity: Applications for global health. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 104(1), 8–11.

Workman, C. L., Cairns, M. R., de los Reyes III, F. L., & Verbyla, M. E. (2021). Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Approaches: Anthropological Contributions and Future Directions for Engineering. Environmental Engineering Science, 38(5), 402–417.

Workman, C. L., Stoler, J., Harris, A., Ercumen, A., Kearns, J., & Mapunda, K. M. (2021). Food, water, and sanitation insecurities: Complex linkages and implications for achieving WASH security. Global Public Health, 1–16.

Wutich, A., Jepson, W. E., Stoler, J., Thomson, P., Kooy, M., Brewis, A., Staddon, C., & Meehan, K. (2021). A Global Agenda for Household Water Security: Measurement, Monitoring, and Management. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association.

Young, S. L., Frongillo, E. A., Jamaluddine, Z., Melgar-Quiñonez, H., Pérez-Escamilla, R., Ringler, C., & Rosinger, A. Y. (2021). Perspective: The importance of water security for ensuring food security, good nutrition, and well-being. Advances in Nutrition.

Young, S. L., Miller, J. D., Frongillo, E. A., Boateng, G. O., Jamaluddine, Z., & Neilands, T. B. (2021). Validity of a four-item household water insecurity experiences scale for assessing water issues related to health and well-being. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 104(1), 391.


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.