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User Manual: Household Water Insecurity Experiences Scale

Young SL,
Boateng GO,
Jamaluddine Z,
Miller JD, et al.
Organizational Authors: 
HWISE Research Coordination Network

The Household Water Insecurity Experiences (HWISE) is a 12-item HWISE Scale that quantifies experiences of household water insecurity in an equivalent way across low- and middle-income countries. The HWISE Scale takes 3-5 minutes to ask the simply phrased 12 items. Scores are easily calculated with summation. A consortium of 40 international scholars collected data from >8,000 households in 28 sites across 23 countries to develop the HWISE Scale. As problems with water become more common and severe, the data that the Household Water Insecurity Experiences (HWISE) Scale genrates can guide the international community’s ambitious development agenda by contributing an evidence base for clinical, public health, and policy recommendations regarding water. Learn more by visiting:

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