Urbanization and Infrastructure
Accelerating water solutions: Stanford expert discusses surprising freshwater challenges and potential solutions in the U.S. and abroad
Faculty Affiliate Jenna Davis on water and sanitation challenges: “A lot of the obstacles have nothing to do with technology and very little to do with money or knowledge.”
March 21, 2023
Stanford research ushers in a ‘new frontier’ in tackling global poverty
In the first real-world test of a tool pioneered at Stanford to better evaluate anti-poverty policies, a new study shows the economic benefits of expanding electricity access.
November 16, 2022
Q&A with King Center Postdoctoral Fellow Yoshika Crider
Crider discusses her research on WASH interventions in Bangladesh and Kenya, as well as her time spent at the King Center.
August 08, 2022
King Center Predoctoral Research Fellow seeks to make an impact
Christlee Doris Elmera, who works on a King Center initiative to reduce lead exposure, is drawn to the practical nature of research.
May 17, 2022
Urban water disinfection and mortality decline: Evidence from Mexico
Ageing pipe systems and the absence of complementary sanitation investments compromise the health benefits of water disinfection research from King Center Faculty Affiliates show.
March 11, 2022
Escaping extreme poverty
Stanford environmental engineer Christine Pu discusses how infrastructure investments and policies can alleviate poverty and build resilience against climate change.
October 27, 2021
Predoctoral fellowships expand access to global development research
The King Center’s new Predoctoral Research Fellows Program recruits candidates from low- or middle-income countries.
September 24, 2021
Linking piped water to equality
Stanford researchers find installing piped water near homes promotes gender equality and improves well-being in rural Zambia.
January 14, 2021
Stanford researchers and others reveal pervasive health threats of unregulated battery recycling
A remediation and public education effort at an abandoned battery recycling facility in Bangladesh eliminated most lead soil contamination.
January 14, 2021
China’s rural population will play an instrumental role in its economic future
Faculty Affiliate Scott Rozelle explains why China’s wealth gap may make the transition from a middle- to high-income country more difficult than it seems.
November 17, 2020
William Tarpeh on recycling human waste for profit and global health
As a scientist bent on addressing the global sanitation crisis, Faculty Affiliate William Tarpeh is not fazed by urine or excrement.
May 06, 2020
Using data to inform philanthropy decision-making
Stanford professor Jenna Davis explains using a counterfactual approach to assess the effect of a district-scale safe water strategy.
April 03, 2020
Steps toward clean water
PhD candidate James Winter discusses his research on water quality impacts of on-plot piped water systems in Zambia households.
April 02, 2020
Stanford undergraduate students gain vital experience working in Indian non-profits
In summer 2019, four Stanford undergraduate students worked with local non-profit organizations in India through King Center-supported programs.
February 27, 2020
Getting to the source of drinking water contamination
A new study identifies varying pathways of drinking water contamination, suggesting multiple types of public health interventions are needed to protect communities.
February 06, 2020
Clean water for health in Uganda: Glimpses of home
Part four in a series of a stories by students working in Uganda as part of the King Center's Summer Undergraduate Field Research Assistant Program.
October 17, 2019
Stanford students experience small- and large- scale entrepreneurship in Mexico City on their Journey of Inquiry
Stanford students Micheal Brown and Kayley Miller recount their experiences on a Journey of Inquiry to Mexico City.
October 16, 2019
Stanford graduate students share new mechanism for reducing negative health impacts in the Senegal River basin with local officials
River development interventions impact multiple facets of river systems including food production, water availability, and public health outcomes, often in unanticipated ways.
October 09, 2019
Clean water for health in Uganda: Preventing disease in a refugee settlement
Part three in a series of a stories by students working in Uganda as part of the King Center's Summer Undergraduate Field Research Assistant Program.
October 03, 2019
Clean water for health in Uganda: Taking initiative and finding a solution
Part two in a series of a stories by students working in Uganda as part of the King Center's Summer Undergraduate Field Research Assistant Program.
September 26, 2019