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. Contact us for an RIS file of all of these publications that can be imported into your reference manager.

A list of publications can also be found on the HWISE-RCN Google Scholar profile


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 review. WIREs 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 environmentsGlobal Environmental Change, doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102148

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 crisis. Water International, 45(5), 416-422.

Stoler J, Jepson WE, Wutich A. 2020. Beyond handwashing: water insecurity undermines COVID-19 response in developing areas. Journal 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 analysis. Journal 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 countries. Science of the Total Environment, 716, 135881.

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

Wutich A. 2020. Water insecurity: an agenda for research and call to action for human biology. American 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 countries. American 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 biology. American 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 countries. American Journal of Human Biology, 32(1), e23309.

Wutich A, Rosinger A, Stoler J, Jepson W, Brewis A. 2020. Measuring human water needs. American 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 Haiti. Social Science and Medicine, 238, 112520.

Wutich A, Beresford M. 2019. The economic anthropology of water. Economic 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 health. International 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 Africa. Economic 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) Scale. BMJ 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 cultures. WIREs Water, 5(6), e1309.

Staddon C, Scott C. 2018. Putting water security to work: addressing global challenges. Water 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 governance. Water 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 perspective. Water 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 sciences. WIREs Water, 4(3), e1214.