Selected Publications

Current writing projects include Water International Special Issue on the State and Water Disconnection (with Amber Wutich), collaborative paper with HWISE-RCN on household water insecurity in the Global North for WIRES Water and several manuscripts under review at BMJ Open, Ecological Economics, Society and Natural Resources, World Development, and American Journal of Public Health.

PUBLICATIONS ANNOTATIONS *graduate student, ccorresponding author, +post-doctoral scholar

HWISE Consortium AuthorshipConsortium authorship represents my roles in the original research design of the HWISE study, data collection as site PI, and reviewer to the manuscript.  Consortium authorship conveys same responsibility for content as front-listed authorship.

2020

Lee. Kyungsun+ and Wendy Jepson (accepted) “Drivers and barriers to urban water reuse: a systematic review” Water Security

Meehan, Katie, Wendy Jepson, Leila Harris, Amber Wutich, Melissa Beresford, Amanda Fencl+, Jonathan London, Gregory Pierce, Lucero Radonic, Christian Wells, Nicole Wilson, and the HWISE Consortium (accepted) “Exposing the myths of household water insecurity in the global north: a critical review” WIRES Water

Rosinger, Asher, Alexandra Brewis, Amber Wutich, Wendy Jepson, Chad Staddon, Justin Stoler, Sera L. Young, and HWISE Consortium. (2020) “Water borrowing is consistently practiced and associated with water system failures across diverse environments globally” Global Environmental Change https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102148

Venkataramanan, Vidya, Jo-Anne Geere, Benjamin Thomae, Justin Stoler, Paul R. Hunter, Sera L. Young, and the Household Water Insecurity Experiences (HWISE) Research Coordination Network (RCN) (accepted) “In pursuit of “safe” water: the burden of personal injury from water-fetching in 21 low- and middle-income countries” BMJ Global Health (Jepson HWISE Consortium Author)

Stoler, J., Wendy Jepson, Amber Wutich. (2020) “Beyond Handwashing: Water Insecurity Undermines COVID-19 Response in Developing Areas” Journal of Global Health [Viewpoint] http://www.jogh.org/documents/issue202001/jogh-10-010355.htm

Tomaz, P*, W. Jepsonc, J. Santos (2020) “Urban household water insecurities from the margins: Perspectives from Northeast Brazil” The Professional Geographer doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00330124.2020.1750439

Wutich, A. Rosinger, A. Brewis, W. Jepson. J. Stoler (2020) Measuring Water for Human Biology. American Journal of Human Biology doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23350

Stoler, J., A. Pearson, C. Staddon, A. Wutich, E. Mack, A. Brewis, A. Rosinger and HWISE Consortium. (2020) Cash water expenditures are associated with household water insecurity, food insecurity, and perceived stress in study sites across 20 low-and middle-income countries Science of the Total Environment (Jepson HWISE Consortium Author) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135881

Schuster R., Butler M., Wutich A., Miller J., Young S., and HWISE Consortium. (2020). “If there is no water, we cannot feed our children”: The far-reaching consequences of water insecurity on infant feeding practices and infant health across 16 low- and middle-income countries. American Journal of Human Biology doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23357  (Jepson HWISE Consortium Author)

2019

Young, Sera, Godfred Boeteng, Torsten Neilands, Josh Miller, Shalean Collins, Alexandra Brewis, Ed Frongillo, Hugo Melgar-Quinoes, Roseanne Schuster, Amber Wutich, Wendy Jepson, and Justin Stoler, and HWISE Consortium (2019) “Development and Validation of an Instrument to Measure Household Water Insecurity Across Cultures: The Household Water Insecurity Experiences (HWISE) Scale”. BMJ Global Health 2019;4:e001750. doi: https://gh.bmj.com/content/4/5/e001750

Brewis, Alexandra, Cassandra Workman, Amber Wutich, Wendy Jepson, Sera Young, and the HWISE-RCN (2019) “Household Water Insecurity Is a Plausible Driver of Food Insecurity: Evidence from 27 Sites in Low- and Middle-Income Countries” American Journal of Human Biology doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23309

Beckner, Sydney*, Wendy Jepson, Christian Brannstrom, and John Tracy (2019) “‘What You Have Is a Very Poor Region and a Very Rich Buyer’: Social Perspectives on Urban Water Security and Groundwater Transfers in Central Texas” Society & Natural Resources, 32:11, 1222-1238, https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2019.1648709

Jepson, W., Amber Wutich, and Leila Harris. (2019) “Water-Security Capabilities and the Human Right to Water.” In Farhana Sultana and Alex Loftus (Eds.), Water Politics: Governance, Justice and the Right to Water. Routledge Earthscan, New York and London, pages 84-98.

Young, Sera, Godfred Boeteng, Torsten Neilands, Josh Miller, Shalean Collins, Alexandra Brewis, Ed Frongillo, Wendy Jepson, Hugo Melgar-Quinoes, Roseanne Schuster, Justin Stoler, Amber Wutich (2019). “A Protocol for the Development and Validation of an Instrument to Measure Household Water Insecurity Across Cultures: The Household Water InSecurity Experiences (HWISE) scale” British Medical Journal Open 9 (1) bmjopen-2018-023558; https://10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023558

Alexandra Brewis, Asher Rosinger, Amber Wutich, Ellis Adams, Lee Cronk, Amber Pearson, Cassandra Workman, Sera Young, and the HWISE Consortium* (2019) Water Sharing, reciprocity, and need: A comparative study of inter-household water transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Accepted for publication in Economic Anthropology doi: https://10.1002/sea2.12143 (Jepson HWISE Consortium Author)

2018

Wutich, A., J. Budds, W. Jepson, L. Harris, E. Adams, A. Brewis, L. Cronk, C. DeMyers, K. Maes, T. Marley, J. Miller, A. Pearson, A. Rosinger, R. Schuster, J. Stoler, C. Staddon, P. Wiessner, C. Workman, S.L. Young. (2018) “Household Water Sharing: A Review of Water Gifts, Exchanges, and Transfers across Cultures.” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews – Water  https://10.1002/wat2.1309

Audrey Joslin* and Wendy Jepson (2018) “Constructing Territory and Authority through Market-based Conservation in Ecuador’s Andes” Geoforum 91:10-20https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.02.016

Bruno, Tianna* and Wendy Jepson. (2018) “Marketization of Environmental Justice: US EPA Environmental Justice Showcase Community Project in Port Arthur, Texas” Local Environment 23 (3) 276-292 https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2017.1415873

2017

Wutich, A. Jessica Budds, Emma Norman, Wendy Jepson, Kathleen O’Reilly, Sameer H. Shah, Leila Harris, Jamie Shinn, and Sera Young (2017) “Advancing Methods for Research on Household Water Insecurity: Studying Entitlements and Capabilities, Socio-cultural dynamics, and Political Processes, Institutions and Governance” Water Security 1(2) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasec.2017.09.001

Jepson, Wendy, Jessica Budds, Emma Norman, Amber Wutich, Kathleen O’Reilly, Sameer H. Shah, Leila Harris, Jamie Shinn, and Sera Young (2017) “Advancing Water Security for Human Development: A Relational Perspective” Water Security 1(1) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasec.2017.07.001

Jepson, Wendy, Amber Wutich, Godfred Boeteng, Shalean Collins, and Sera Young. (2017) “Progress in Household Water Insecurity Metrics: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective in the Social Sciences” WIREs Water 4(3) https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1214

2016

Jepson, Wendy and Emily Vandewalle* (2016) “Household Water Insecurity in the Global North: A Study of Rural and Peri-urban Settlements on the Texas-Mexico Border” The Professional Geographer 68 (1) 66-81 https://doi.org/10.1080/00330124.2015.1028324

2015

Christian Brannstrom, Mary Tilton*, Andrew Klein, Wendy Jepson (2015) “Spatial Distribution of Estimated Wind-Power Royalties in West Texas,” LAND 4(4), 1182-1199 https://doi.org/10.3390/land4041182

Vandewalle, Emily* and Wendy Jepson (2015) “Mediating Water Governance: Point-of-use Water Filtration Devices for Low-income Communities on the US-Mexico border” GEO: Geography and Environment 2(9) 107-121 https://doi.org/10.1002/geo2.9

Jepson, Wendy and Christian Brannstrom. (2015) “Techno-nature the Scalar Politics of Water Governance in South Texas” in E. Norman, C. Cook, and A. Cohen (eds) Negotiating Scale in Water Governance (London: Ashgate Publications), 152-177.

2014

Jepson, Wendy and Heather Lee Brown* (2014) “‘If No Gasoline, No Water’: Privatizing Drinking Water Quality in South Texas Colonias.” Environment and Planning A 46 (5): 1032-1048. https://doi.org/10.1068%2Fa46170

Jepson, Wendy. (2014) “Measuring ‘No-Win’ Waterscapes: Experience-based Scales and Classification Approaches to Assess Household Water Security in Colonias on the US-Mexico Border” Geoforum 51: 107-120 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2013.10.002

2012

Jepson, Wendy, Christian Brannstrom, and Nicole Persons* (2012) “ ‘We Don’t Take the Pledge’: Environmentality and Environmental Skepticism in the Epicenter of US Wind Energy Development” Geoforum (43): 851-863 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2012.02.002

Jepson, Wendy. (2012) “Claiming Space, Claiming Water: Contested Legal Geographies of Water Conflict in South Texas” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102(3): 614-631 https://doi.org/10.1080/00045608.2011.641897

2011

Brannstrom, Christian, Wendy Jepson, and Nicole Persons*. (2011) “Social Perspectives of Wind-Energy Development in West Texas” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 101(4): 839-85 https://doi.org/10.1080/00045608.2011.568871

Jepson, Wendy, Christian Brannstrom, and Anthony Filippi. (2010) “Access Regimes and Regional Land Change in the Brazilian Cerrado, 1972-2002” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 100 (1): 87-111 https://doi.org/10.1080/00045600903378960