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.


Choudhary, N., Brewis, A., Beresford, M., Workman, C., Wutich, A. (2022) Water, economic systems, and mental health: A review of theorized relationships. CABI Reviews, 17(42), 1-10. doi: 10.1079/cabireviews202217042.

Adams, E.A., Bryns, S., Kumwenda, S., Quiliam, R., Mkandawire, T., Price, H. (2022) Water journeys: Household water insecurity, health risks, and embodiment in slums and informal settlements. Social Science & Medicine, 313, 1-14. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115394.

Pierce, G., McBride,J., Adams, J. (2022) Subsidized or subsidizing? Municipal drinking water service funds in California. Utilities Policy, 79, doi: 10.1016/j.jup.2022.101434.

Wilson, N.J., Montoya, T., Arseneault, R., Curley, A. (2022) Governing water insecurity: navigating indigenous water rights and regulatory politics in settler colonial states. Water International, 46(6), 783-801. doi: 10.1080/02508060.2021.1928972.

Rosinger, A., Rosinger, K., Barnhart, K., Todd, M., Hamilton, T., Arias Cuellar, K., Nate, D. (2022) When the flood passes, does health return? A short panel examining water and food insecurity, nutrition, and disease after an extreme flood in lowland Bolivia. American Journal of Human Biology, 1-20. doi:10.1002/ajhb.23806.

Zheng, M., Wutich, A., Brewis, A., Kavouras, S. (2022) Health impacts of water and sanitation insecurity in the Global North: a scoping literature review for U.S. colonias on the Mexico border. Journal of Water & Health, 1-14. doi: 10.2166/wh.2022.085.

Rosinger, A., Bethancourt, H., Young, S (2022) Tap Water Avoidance is Associated with Lower Food Security in the United States: Evidence from NHANES 2005-2018. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2022.07.011.

Boateng, G. O., C. L. Workman, J. D. Miller, M. Onono, T. B. Neilands & S. L. Young (2022) The syndemic effects of food insecurity, water insecurity, and HIV on depressive symptomatology among Kenyan women. Soc Sci Med, 295, 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113043.

Sidote, M. N., Z. T. Goodman, C. L. Paraggio, R. A. Tutu & J. Stoler (2022) Measurement invariance of a household water insecurity metric in Greater Accra, Ghana: Implications for test-retest reliability. Int J Hyg Environ Health, 240, 1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113922.

Wutich, A., M. Beresford, T. Montoya, L. Radonic & C. Workman (2022) Water Security and Scarcity. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology, 1-36. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190854584.013.475.

Wilson, N. J., T. Montoya, Y. Lambrinidou, L. M. Harris, B. J. Pauli, D. McGregor, R. J. Patrick, S. Gonzalez, G. Pierce & A. Wutich (2022) From “trust” to “trustworthiness”: Retheorizing dynamics of trust, distrust, and water security in North America. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 0(0), 1-27 . doi: 10.1177/25148486221101459.

Stoler, J., A. L. Pearson, A. Y. Rosinger, A. E. Lee, R. Bombardi, A. Brewis, S Keough, D. Lopez-Carr, C-H Shrader, C. E. Stauber, E. G. J. Stevenson, A. Sullivan & R. A. Tutu (2022) The role of water in environmental migration. WIREs Water, 9(3), 1-20. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1584.

Wutich, A., A. Rosinger, A. Brewis, M. Beresford, S. Young, HWISE-RCN (2022) Water sharing is a distressing form of reciprocity: Shame, upset, anger, and conflict over water in twenty cross‐cultural sites. American Anthropologist, 124(2), 279-290. doi: 10.1111/aman.13682.

Stoler, J., W. Jepson, A. Wutich, C. A. Velasco, P. Thomson, C. Staddon, P. Westerhoff (2022) Modular, adaptive, and decentralised water infrastructure: promises and perils for water justice. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 57, . doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2022.101202.

Wutich, Amber, Wendy Jepson, Carmen Velasco, Anais Roque, Zhining Gu, Michael Hausman, Mohammed Hossai, Laura Landes, Rhett Larsen, Olga Morales, Sara Porter, Yu-shiou Tsai, and Madeleine Zheng (accepted, 2022) “Water Insecurity in the Global North: A review of experiences in U.S. colonias communities along the Mexico border” WIRES Water. 1-19. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1595.

Catherine Fallon Grasham*, Roger Calow, Vincent Casey, Katrina J. Charles, Sara de Wit, Ellen Dyer, Jess Fullwood-Thomas, Mark Hirons, Robert Hope, Sonia Hoque, Wendy Jepson, Marina Korzenevica-Proud, Rebecca Murphy, John Plastow, Ian Ross, Iñigo Ruiz-Apilánez, E. Lisa Schipper, Joanne Trevor, Nigel Walmsley, and Hashim Zaidi. (2021) “Engaging with the politics of climate resilience towards clean water and sanitation for all.” NPJ Clean Water

Mao, Feng, Joshua D. Miller, Sera L. Young, Stefan Krause, David M. Hannah, HWISE Research Coordination Network. “Inequality of Household Water Security: Towards a Developmental Kuznets Curve” Nature Sustainability

Brewis, A., K. Roba, A. Wutich, M. Manning, J. Yousuf. Household Water Insecurity and Psychological Distress in Eastern Ethiopia: Unfairness and Water Sharing as Undertheorized Factors. Social Science & Medicine – Mental Health.


Choudhary, N., R. C. Schuster, A. Brewis & A. Wutich (2021) Household Water Insecurity Affects Child Nutrition Through Alternative Pathways to WASH: Evidence From India. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 42, 170-187. doi: 10.1177/0379572121998122.

Empinotti, V. L., J. Budds, W. Jepson, N. Millington, L. Nicolau Ferrara, J.-A. Geere, E. Grandisoli, M. Gutierres Arteiro Da Paz, B. Peregrina Puga, E. Macedo Alves, S. Cawood, P. R. Jacobi, V. Uehara Kinjo, A. Lampis, R. Moretti, T. Octavianti, N. Periotto, R. Quinn, S. Quintslr, S. Sulaiman, P. Arce Vicente & N. Wahby (2021) Advancing urban water security: The urbanization of water–society relations and entry–points for political engagement. Water International, 46(6), 956-968. doi: 10.1080/02508060.2021.1937901.

Jepson, W., P. Tomaz, J. O. Santos & J. Baek (2021) A comparative analysis of urban and rural household water insecurity experiences during the 2011–17 drought in Ceará, Brazil. Water International, 46(6), 697-722. doi: 10.1080/02508060.2021.1944543.

Jepson, W. E., J. Stoler, J. Baek, J. M. Martínez, F. J. U. Salas & G. Carrillo (2021) Cross-sectional study to measure household water insecurity and its health outcomes in urban Mexico. BMJ open, 11(3). doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-040825.

Miller, J. D., E. A. Frongillo, E. Weke, R. Burger, P. Wekesa, L. A. Sheira, A. R. Mocello, E. A. Bukusi, P. Otieno & C. R. Cohen (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. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxab030.

Miller, J. D., C. L. Workman, S. V. Panchang, G. Sneegas, E. A. Adams, S. L. Young & A. L. Thompson (2021) Water security and nutrition: current knowledge and research opportunities. Advances in Nutrition, 12(6), 2525-2539. doi: 10.1093/advances/nmab075.

Octavianti, T. & C. Staddon (2021) A review of 80 assessment tools measuring water security. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 8(3), 1-24. doi:10.1002/wat2.1516.

Pearson, A. L., E. A. Mack, A. Ross, R. Marcantonio, A. Zimmer, E. L. Bunting, A. C. Smith, J. D. Miller & T. Evans (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(19), 1-17. doi: 10.3390/w13091150.

Roque, A., A. Wutich, A. Brewis, M. Beresford, C. García-Quijano, H. Lloréns & W. Jepson (2021) Autogestión and water sharing networks in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María. Water International, 46(6), 938-955. doi:10.1080/02508060.2021.1960103.

Rosinger, A. Y., H. J. Bethancourt, S. L. Young & A. F. Schultz (2021) The embodiment of water insecurity: Injuries and chronic stress in lowland Bolivia. Social Science & Medicine, 291, 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114490.

Stoler, J., A. Brewis, J. Kangmennang, S. B. Keough, A. L. Pearson, A. Y. Rosinger, C. Stauber & E. G. J. Stevenson (2021) Connecting the dots between climate change, household water insecurity, and migration. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 51, 36-41. doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2021.02.008.

Stoler, J., J. D. Miller, E. A. Adams, F. Ahmed, M. Alexander, G. Asiki, M. Balogun, M. J. Boivin, A. Brewis & G. Carrillo (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. doi: 10.2166/washdev.2021.108.

Stoler, J., J. D. Miller, A. Brewis, M. C. Freeman, L. M. Harris, W. Jepson, A. L. Pearson, A. Y. Rosinger, S. H. Shah & C. Staddon (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, 1-14. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2021.113715.

Wilson, N. J., T. Montoya, R. Arseneault & A. Curley (2021) Governing water insecurity: navigating indigenous water rights and regulatory politics in settler colonial states. Water International, 46(6), 783-801. doi: 10.1080/02508060.2021.1928972.

Workman, C. L., A. Brewis, A. Wutich, S. Young, J. Stoler & J. Kearns (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. doi: doi:10.4269/ajtmh.20-0513.

Workman, C. L., J. Stoler, A. Harris, A. Ercumen, J. Kearns & K. M. Mapunda (2021) Food, water, and sanitation insecurities: Complex linkages and implications for achieving WASH security. Global Public Health, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2021.1971735.

Wutich, A., W. E. Jepson, J. Stoler, P. Thomson, M. Kooy, A. Brewis, C. Staddon & K. Meehan (2021) A Global Agenda for Household Water Security: Measurement, Monitoring, and Management. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 57(4), 530-538. doi: 10.1111/1752-1688.12926.

Akhter, Mehereen, Sayed Mohammad Nazim Uddin, Nazifa Rafa, Sanjida Marium Hridi, Chad Staddon, and Wayne Powell (2020) Drinking water security challenges in rohingya refugee camps of cox’s bazar, Bangladesh. Sustainability, 12(18), 1-26. doi:10.3390/su12187325.

Young, S. L. (2021) Viewpoint: The measurement of water access and use is key for more effective food and nutrition policy. Food Policy, 104, 1-11. doi:10.1016/j.foodpol.2021.102138.

Young, S. L., E. A. Frongillo, Z. Jamaluddine, H. Melgar-Quiñonez, R. Pérez-Escamilla, C. Ringler & A. Y. Rosinger (2021) Perspective: the importance of water security for ensuring food security, good nutrition, and well-being. Advances in Nutrition, 12(4), 1058–1073. doi: 10.1093/advances/nmab003

Young, S. L., J. D. Miller, E. A. Frongillo, G. O. Boateng, Z. Jamaluddine & T. B. Neilands (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), 391-394. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-0417.


Adams, E. A., J. Stoler & Y. Adams (2020) Water insecurity and urban poverty in the Global South: Implications for health and human biology. Am J Hum Biol, 32, 1-12, doi: 10.1002/ajhb.23368.

Beresford, M. (2020) The embedded economics of water: Insights from economic anthropology. WIREs Water, 7, 1-10. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1443.

Brewis, A., C. Workman, A. Wutich, W. Jepson, S. Young & N. Household Water Insecurity Experiences – Research Coordination (2020) Household water insecurity is strongly associated with food insecurity: Evidence from 27 sites in low- and middle-income countries. Am J Hum Biol, 32, 1-13. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.23309.

Harris, L. M., C. Staddon, A. Wutich, J. Budds, W. Jepson, A. L. Pearson & E. A. Adams (2020) Water sharing and the right to water: Refusal, rebellion and everyday resistance. Political Geography, 82, 1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2020.102245.

Meehan, K., W. Jepson, L. M. Harris, A. Wutich, M. Beresford, A. Fencl, J. London, G. Pierce, L. Radonic, C. Wells, N. J. Wilson, E. A. Adams, R. Arsenault, A. Brewis, V. Harrington, Y. Lambrinidou, D. McGregor, R. Patrick, B. Pauli, A. L. Pearson, S. Shah, D. Splichalova, C. Workman & S. Young (2020) Exposing the myths of household water insecurity in the global north: A critical review. WIREs Water, 7, 1-20. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1486.

Miller, J. D., J. Vonk, C. Staddon & S. L. Young (2020) Is household water insecurity a link between water governance and well-being? A multi-site analysis. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 10(2), 320-334. doi: 10.2166/washdev.2020.165.

Rosinger, A. Y. & A. Brewis (2020) Life and death: Toward a human biology of water. Am J Hum Biol, 32(1), 1-8. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.23361.

Rosinger, A. Y., A. Brewis, A. Wutich, W. Jepson, C. Staddon, J. Stoler, S. L. Young & N. Household Water Insecurity Experiences-Research Coordination (2020) Water borrowing is consistently practiced globally and is associated with water-related system failures across diverse environments. Glob Environ Change, 64, 1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102148.

Rosinger, A. Y. & S. L. Young (2020) The toll of household water insecurity on health and human biology: Current understandings and future directions. WIREs Water, 7(6), 1-22. doi:10.1002/wat2.1468.

Schuster, R. C., M. S. Butler, A. Wutich, J. D. Miller, S. L. Young & N. Household Water Insecurity Experiences-Research Coordination (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. Am J Hum Biol, 32(1), 1-24 . doi:10.1002/ajhb.23357.

Smiley, S. L. & J. Stoler (2020) Socio‐environmental confounders of safe water interventions. WIREs Water, 7(3), 1-17. doi:10.1002/wat2.1438.

Staddon, C., M. Everard, J. Mytton, T. Octavianti, W. Powell, N. Quinn, S. M. N. Uddin, S. L. Young, J. D. Miller, J. Budds, J. Geere, K. Meehan, K. Charles, E. G. J. Stevenson, J. Vonk & J. Mizniak (2020) Water insecurity compounds the global coronavirus crisis. Water International, 45(5), 416-422. doi: 10.1080/02508060.2020.1769345.

Stoler, J., W. E. Jepson & A. Wutich (2020) Beyond handwashing: Water insecurity undermines COVID-19 response in developing areas. J Glob Health, 10(1), 1-4. doi: 10.7189/jogh.10.010355.

Stoler, J., A. L. Pearson, C. Staddon, A. Wutich, E. Mack, A. Brewis, A. Y. Rosinger & N. Household Water Insecurity Experiences Research Coordination (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. Sci Total Environ, 716, 1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135881.

Tesfaye, Y., K. Maes, R. Abesha, S. Young, J. S. Snyder, A. Gebremariam & M. C. Freeman (2020) How Do Rural Ethiopians Rate the Severity of Water Insecurity Scale Items? Implications for Water Insecurity Measurement and Interventions. Human Organization, 79 (2), 95-106. doi:10.17730/1938-3525.79.2.95.

Tomaz, P., W. Jepson & J. d. O. Santos (2020) Urban Household Water Insecurity from the Margins: Perspectives from Northeast Brazil. The Professional Geographer, 72(4), 481-498. doi:10.1080/00330124.2020.1750439.

Venkataramanan, V., S. M. Collins, K. A. Clark, J. Yeam, V. G. Nowakowski & S. L. Young (2020) Coping strategies for individual and household‐level water insecurity: A systematic review. WIREs Water, 7(5), 1-18. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1477.

Venkataramanan, V., J. L. Geere, B. Thomae, J. Stoler, P. R. Hunter, S. L. Young, & Household Water Insecurity Experiences Research Coordination Network (2020) In pursuit of ‘safe’ water: the burden of personal injury from water fetching in 21 low-income and middle-income countries. BMJ Glob Health, 5, 1-12. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003328.

Wutich, A. (2020) Water insecurity: An agenda for research and call to action for human biology. Am J Hum Biol, 32(1), 1-16. doi:10.1002/ajhb.23345.

Wutich, A., A. Brewis & A. Tsai (2020) Water and mental health. WIREs Water, 7(5), 1-16. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1461.

Wutich, A., A. Y. Rosinger, J. Stoler, W. Jepson & A. Brewis (2020) Measuring Human Water Needs. Am J Hum Biol, 32(1), 1-17. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.23350.

Choudhary, N., Schuster, R., Brewis, A., & Wutich, A. (2020). Water insecurity potentially undermines dietary diversity of children aged 6–23 months: evidence from India. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 16(2), 1-13. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12929.

Wies, J. R., Mays, A., Collins, S. M., & Young, S. L. (2020). “As long as we have the mine, we’ll have water”: exploring water insecurity in Appalachia. Annals of Anthropological Practice, 44(1), 65-76. doi: 10.1111/napa.12134.


Brewis, A., N. Choudhary & A. Wutich (2019) Household water insecurity may influence common mental disorders directly and indirectly through multiple pathways: Evidence from Haiti. Soc Sci Med, 238, 1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112520.

Brewis, A., A. Rosinger, A. Wutich, E. Adams, L. Cronk, A. Pearson, C. Workman & S. Young (2019) Water sharing, reciprocity, and need: A comparative study of inter-household water transfers in sub-Saharan Africa. Economic Anthropology, 6, 208-221. doi: 10.1002/sea2.12143.

Stoler, J., A. Brewis, L. M. Harris, A. Wutich, A. L. Pearson, A. Y. Rosinger, R. C. Schuster & S. L. Young (2019) Household water sharing: a missing link in international health. Int Health, 11, 163-165. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihy094.

Wilson, N., L. Harris, A. Joseph-Rear, J. Beaumont & T. Satterfield (2019) Water is Medicine: Reimagining Water Security through Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Relationships to Treated and Traditional Water Sources in Yukon, Canada. Water, 11, 1-19. doi: 10.3390/w11030624.

Wutich, A. & M. Beresford (2019) The economic anthropology of water. Economic Anthropology, 6, 168-182. doi: 10.1002/sea2.12153.

Young, S. L., G. O. Boateng, Z. Jamaluddine, J. D. Miller, E. A. Frongillo, T. B. Neilands, S. M. Collins, A. Wutich, W. E. Jepson, J. Stoler & H. R. C. Network (2019) The Household Water InSecurity Experiences (HWISE) Scale: development and validation of a household water insecurity measure for low-income and middle-income countries. BMJ Glob Health, 4, 1-11. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001750.

Young, S. L., S. M. Collins, G. O. Boateng, T. B. Neilands, Z. Jamaluddine, J. D. Miller, A. A. Brewis, E. A. Frongillo, W. E. Jepson, H. Melgar-Quinonez, R. C. Schuster, J. B. Stoler, A. Wutich & H. R. C. Network (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, 1-15. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023558.


Wutich, A., J. Budds, W. Jepson, L. Harris, E. Adams, A. Brewis, L. Cronk, C. DeMyers, K. Maes, T. Marley, J. Miller, A. Pearson, A. Rosinger, R. Schuster, J. Stoler, C. Staddon, P. Wiessner, C. Workman & S. Young (2018) Household water sharing: A review of water gifts, exchanges, and transfers across cultures. WIREs Water, 5, 1-16. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1309.


Jepson, W., J. Budds, L. Eichelberger, L. Harris, E. Norman, K. O’Reilly, A. Pearson, S. Shah, J. Shinn, C. Staddon, J. Stoler, A. Wutich & S. Young (2017) Advancing human capabilities for water security: A relational approach. Water Security, 1, 46-52. doi: 10.1016/j.wasec.2017.07.001.

Jepson, W. E., A. Wutich, S. M. Colllins, G. O. Boateng & S. L. Young (2017) Progress in household water insecurity metrics: a cross‐disciplinary approach. WIREs Water, 4, 1-21. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1214.

Wutich, A., J. Budds, L. Eichelberger, J. Geere, L. M. Harris, J. A. Horney, W. Jepson, E. Norman, K. O’Reilly, A. L. Pearson, S. H. Shah, J. Shinn, K. Simpson, C. Staddon, J. Stoler, M. P. Teodoro & S. L. Young (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. doi: 10.1016/j.wasec.2017.09.001.