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Tufts team receives honorable mention for best paper

Thursday, February 9, 2017
The Executive Board of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) selected a Tufts team's paper as Honorable Mention for Best Paper of 2015. The paper used water insecurity to predict domestic water demand in the Palestinian West Bank.
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In 2015, a team of Tufts University researchers published a paper titled "Using water insecurity to predict domestic water demand in the Palestinian West Bank" in Water International. The researchers conducted household interviews in the Palestinian West Bank, and defined and quantified water insecurity weights for each household for use in a multivariate regression model. Their findings "suggest that policy-makers can influence domestic water demand by addressing the supply constraints that underlie domestic water insecurity."

The Executive Board of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) selected the paper as Honorable Mention for Best Paper of 2015. The IWRA is a nonprofit educational organization that connects professionals, students, individuals, corporations and institutions who are concerned with the sustainable use of the world’s water resources.

The paper's authors are all affiliated with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. They include Stephanie Galaitsi, EG13, a staff scientist with Tufts research affiliate SEI; Visiting Scholar Annette Huber-Lee; Research Professor and Professor Emeritus Richard Vogel; and Adjunct Professor Elena Naumova.

Read the full paper in Water International.