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The Davis group has conducted field research in more than a dozen countries, including most recently Uganda, Zambia and India. More than 60 Stanford students and post-docs, along with more than 700 in-country team members, have obtained training and field experience conducting research that supports equitable, effective management of water supply and sanitation services.

Our research initiatives include:

Linkages between extreme poverty, infrastructure and climate change

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School-based water, sanitation and hygiene interventions

Point of collection water disinfection for safe water access

Improving sustainability of WASH services in rural healthcare facilities

Benefits of piped water transition in rural Zambia