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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


We're working for safe water for all, building capacity and establishing global networks. A recent workshop on our 'Lab in a suitcase' allowed 37 trainees from 10 African countries to gain hands-on experience analysing river water and wastewater samples ➡️https://t.co/B8VUNCshaN https://t.co/Keq4iZvTDy

10:47 am 29th March 2023

Join our @DELHI_SPA colleagues for 'Accelerating change to achieve water and sanitation targets under #SDG6 in the NCT of Delhi', with guest speakers from local communities, organisations, and government agencies ➡️Join in person/scan QR code to join online Wed 29 March, 10am IST https://t.co/PbTQ37gSzG

15:11 pm 28th March 2023

Proud to be 1 of 12 @GCRF Hubs tackling global challenges, bringing together different sectors, disciplines and stakeholders for a truly transdisciplinary, innovative approach. Find out more about the GCRF Hubs and what we do➡️https://t.co/BCL8dGnXPu @livingdeltas @UniofNewcastle https://t.co/b3VhAzvOT9 https://t.co/aLEcENEM9l

13:56 pm 28th March 2023
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