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Water security for a resilient future

Water security – a sustainable and adequate quantity and quality of water – is essential to human life, food and energy security, health and wellbeing, and economic prosperity.

Close up, over-shoulder view of Hub colleagues collecting water samples from the Akaki River
Close up, over-shoulder view of Hub colleagues collecting water samples from the Akaki River

Our research

Our global team of researchers and partners come together to work collaboratively, using our integrated, transformative systems approach, that recognises the interactions and interdependencies between people, institutions, natural environment, and infrastructure.

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Where we work

Our international and interdisciplinary team is made up of four 'collaboratories' (collaborative laboratories) conducting place-based work in four countries: Colombia, Ethiopia, India, and Malaysia. View our interactive maps, read about the place-based research happening in each team, and learn more about the research themes and strands each collaboratory is leading on.  

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Latest news and publications

Members of the NUMed team discuss findings with members of Water for Cambodia

Efforts to prevent AMR in the Johor River Basin

Blending high-resolution satellite rainfall estimates over urban catchment

View of three poorly maintained community toilet cubicles, with 'COVID-19' painted on the door of one cubicle

Are communal toilets a loci for the spread of COVID-19?

Close-up of water flowing from a stainless steel tap

Systems thinking for water security


RT @profrichdawson: We need to ramp up our ambition and investment to adapt the UK to be resilient to climate change impacts!

12:40 pm 3rd February 2023

"We cannot address global water challenges without social sciences" Our multidimensional, transdisciplinary approach breaks down traditional, siloed ways of thinking. Our global team brings together different disciplines and knowledges to effectively tackle #watersecurity. #SDG6 https://t.co/CvMNiQ4qbj

12:39 pm 3rd February 2023

RT @elliotrooney: 2-day workshop on Addis Ababa water supply, with AAWSA's Jemila Mohamed (quality), Mihret Mersha (WWT) and Henok Manage (…

19:08 pm 27th January 2023
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