Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change




Innovative ways to improve access to water resources


Future Thirst

Meeting the world's growing demand for water will require advances in technology that build on 3,000 years of progress.

Reviewed By Eric Stowe | Spring 2014

The Quest for Scale

An effort to improve sanitation in developing countries yields lessons in how to achieve enduring, broad-based social impact.


Water Thinking

The Peer Water Exchange manages diverse solutions and resources to fight the global water crisis.

By Rajesh Shah | 13 | Fall 2011

Spring Water Protection Improves Health

Living near safe drinking water is not the same as drinking safe water.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Fall 2011

Manish Bapna

Manish Bapna, managing director of World Resources Institute, is helping China manage its environmental problems.

By Eric Nee | Winter 2011

Design Thinking for Social Innovation

Designers have traditionally focused on enhancing the look and functionality of products. Recently, they have begun using design techniques to tackle more complex problems, such as finding ways to provide low-cost healthcare throughout the world.

By Tim Brown & Jocelyn Wyatt | 33 | Winter 2010
THIRST: Fighting the Corporate
Theft of Our Water
Alan Snitow & Deborah Kaufman
with Michael Fox

Review: Thirst

Should water be turned into a commodity that only "haves" can pay for?

Reviewed By John D. Donahue | Fall 2007