Research Hubs

There are primary “spokes” on the HWISE collaboration that will focus proximate priorities and engagement. Our collaboration began appropriately with particular emphasis on Methods and Metrics, and resulted in the unidimensional HWISE Scale.  Global ethnohydrology, spearheaded at ASU for over a decade, has provided the solid conceptual basis for cross-site work and will continue to do so.  Three specific newly defined domains –HWISE in Higher Income Contexts, Water-Food-Energy Nexus, and Geospatial Approaches— were indicated in the NSF proposal and already have significant efforts underway.  Water Coping and Distress has emerged into a productive space subsequently engaging a wide set of HWISE collaborators whose expertise and interests cut across all the other “spokes”. Others are more emergent, for example, household water insecurity as related to Health and Human Biology, Geospatial Approaches, and Sanitation and Security.

The “spokes” are not completely distinct from one another; they are interconnected in many different ways, and additional spokes can be added as the community evolves and expertise and interests sharpen.

Current Research Hubs and Leads

Population-Environment: Justin Stoler, University of Miami
Household Water – Food: Alexandra Brewis-Slade, Arizona State University
Water-Energy Nexus: Chad Staddon, University of West England, Bristol
Water Coping and Distress: Amber Wutich, Arizona State University
Water Governance: Ellis Adams, Georgia State University
Methods, Metrics, & Scale: Sera Young, Northwestern University
HWISE in Higher Income Contexts: Katie Meehan, King’s College
Health and Human Biology: Asher Rosinger, Penn State University
Sanitation Security: Cassie Workman, University of North Carolina – Greensboro