Sustainability Science Program

Other Initiatives and Projects

Program Initiatives

Other Initiatives and Projects

Problem-driven research underway at Harvard at the intersection of environment and development to address the WEHAB-plus sustainability challenges

At Harvard, there is exciting work underway on problem-driven research at the intersection of environment and development to address the WEHAB-plus sustainability challenges.  WEHAB refers to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's "WEHAB agenda" of sustainability challenges as presented at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development: Water and sanitation; Energy; Health; Agriculture productivity and food security; Biodiversity and ecosystem management; and habitation.  Links to some of many of the initiatives and projects underway and the name(s) of lead faculty responsible for them are provided below.

Water

Water and Development Initiative, Sustainability Science Program
Michael Kremer, Economics; Sendhil Mullainathan, Economics; Nava Ashraf, HBS; Mathew Jukes, GSE

Harvard Water Security Initiative
John Briscoe, SEAS and HSPH

Creating a conservation ethic: The effect of education, incentives and enforcement on the formation of social norms
Nava Ashraf, HBS

The influence of wellwater arsenic on marriage and child health outcomes in Bangladesh
Erica Field, Economics

Measuring Willingness to Pay for Improved Water Quality at the Source
Michael Kremer, Economics

Encouraging Take-Up of Point of Use Water Treatment Products
Sendhil Mullainathan, Economics

Evaluating the Impact of Rural Water Interventions
Michael Kremer, Economics

Energy

Biofuels and Globalization Initiative, Sustainability Science Program
Henry Lee, Robert Lawrence, and Ricardo Hausmann, HKS

Energy Technology Innovation Policy Project
Henry Lee, HKS and Venkatesh Narayanamurti, HKS and SEAS

The Future of Energy
HUCE

Consortium for Energy Policy Research
Bill Hogan, HKS

Harvard Electricity Policy Group
Bill Hogan, HKS

Teaching the Next Generation of Energy Executives
Forest Reinhardt, HBS

Health

Institutions for Closing the Knowledge-Action Gap in Global Health
William Clark, HKS; Barry Bloom, HSPH; Gerald Keusch, BU SPH

Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Lisa Berkman, HSPH

Center for Health and the Global Environment
Eric Chivian and Paul Epstein, HMS

Harvard Malaria Initiative
Dyann Wirth, HSPH

Partners in Health
Paul Farmer, HMS

Population-based environmental health surveillance: a pilot study in The Gambia
Majid Ezzati, Marcia Castro, Dr. Stephen Howie, HSPH

The influence of wellwater arsenic on marriage and child health outcomes in Bangladesh
Erica Field, Economics

Agriculture

Integrated Utilization of Land-Water Systems
N. Michele Holbrook, OEB

Debating a Sustainable Food System
Robert Paarlberg, N. Michele Holbrook, John Briscoe, WCFIA

Agricultural Innovation in Africa
Calestous Juma, HKS

The Kenya Small Scale Cash Crop Longitudinal Study: Understanding the Impact of Environmental Stress on Agricultural Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa
Michael Kremer, Sendhil Mullainathan, Economics

Biodiversity

Plant Biology Initiative
Researcher list

Biodiversity Studies at the Harvard Forest
Researcher profiles

Habitation

Working Group for Sustainable Cities
Martha Schwartz, GSD

Sustainability at Harvard
Heather Henriksen, Harvard Office for Sustainability

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