Jennifer (“Jenna”) Davis (MPH, PhD) is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Higgins-Magid Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, both of Stanford University. With a background in public health, infrastructure planning, and environmental science & engineering, Davis works at the interface of engineered infrastructure systems and their users, particularly in the water sector of low- and middle-income countries. With her research group Davis has conducted fieldwork in more than 20 countries, developing and testing strategies to stimulate investment in and enhance long-term sustainability of water supply and sanitation services from the household to the national scale. Other research quantifies the economic and health impacts of service improvements and identifies the conditions under which such benefits are maximized. Davis served on the Millennium Development Goal task force for water and, more recently, on the Sustainable Development Goal team for sanitation. At Stanford, she teaches courses in environmental health engineering and interdisciplinary research design, and also directs the Stanford Program on Water, Health & Development.
Pierre Horwitz is the Professor of Environmental Sciences at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, and founding Co-Director of the University’s Strategic Research Centre for People, Place & Planet. He has research interests and expertise in the links between sustainable water resource management, ecosystems, biodiversity, and health, with research projects based in Western Australia, South East Asia and Oceania. He was a theme coordinator for wetlands and health for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (2009-2015), and has supervised to completion more than 40 PhD and Masters by Research students.