Water

Scholarly Publications

Dams and Development: Transnational Struggles For Water and Power

August 2004

Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century.

Perspective Paper on Financial Instability

December 2004

A unique publication exploring the opportunities for addressing ten of the most serious challenges facing the world today: Climate Change, Communicable Diseases, Conflicts, Education, Financial...

Do Migrants Improve Their Hometowns? Remittances and Access to Public Services in Mexico, 1995-2000

April 2009

How do citizens in developing countries access public services?

Other Publications

Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor

June 2003

Oil Boom: Peril or Opportunity?

Growing Singapore's Water Industry: From Water Scarcity to Global Hydrohub

April 2015

The Singapore government placed a very high priority on making the transition from water scarcity to water self-sufficiency.

Development of Peru's Asparagus Industry

March 2016

The asparagus industry in Ica, Peru exports asparagus across the world and is the economic engine of the region.

News

International grants totaling $1 million awarded to interdisciplinary Stanford research teams

March 2008

FSI scholars Josh Cohen, Thomas Heller, Erik Jensen, Terry Karl, and Helen Stacy are part of research teams that received funding from Stanford's Presidential Fund for Innovation in International...

Cohen's 10-week Google.org course on poverty and development now available on YouTube

March 2008

Full video of the Google.org course on poverty and development that Program on Global Justice Director Joshua Cohen moderated from September to November 2007 is now available online at YouTube.com....

CDDRL Fellow Vitali Silitski on Belarus presidential elections

March 2006

There was no Orange-style revolution in Belarus following the 19 March presidential elections.

Events

The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project: Evaluating the Impact of the FCTC

April 10, 2008

Professor Geoffrey T. Fong will be speaking on the impact ofthe FCTC, as part of the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Proeject.

Film and War Memories in Asia: Yamato (film screening)

November 21, 2008

This is the second phase of a three year research effort to compare the formation of the divided memories in Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States.  We will conduct a comparative...

Smart Green Cities: New Technologies, New Strategies, New Practices

May 10, 2010

Focus In 2008, for the first time a majority of the world's population lived in cities.

Projects

Second and Third Generation Rights in Africa

Background In policy and legal circles, human rights and human well-being are often referred to as "universal" concepts.  The human rights outlined in the 1946 Universal Declaration of Human Rights...
English

People

Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science