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The Hub includes 45 partners, who play a crucial role in delivering the Hub’s outcomes and maximising our impact.

Business & industry

 Arup #ClimateIsWater logo

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists, who focus on the resilience of cities and infrastructure in a changing world. Arup’s water team work in 90 countries, bringing expertise in flood risk management, hydrogeology, and water engineering. Arup is supporting the #ClimateIsWater campaign, an international initiative to elevate the visibility of water within climate negotiations.

Binary Asylum is a successful think tank and software developer, with many years of experience in the video games industry. Binary Asylum created a series of SMEs based on applying game technologies within industrial domains and using gamification as a unique educational tool.

Public municipal water utility at Cali City, Colombia. EMCALI provides water plus sewerage and partial wastewater treatment for the city.

 Envirowatch Ltd sensing solutions logo

Envirowatch Ltd. is a designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative, low-cost, low-power environmental sensing solutions. Envirowatch’s tools identify the sources of pollutants so that targeted and effective mitigation measures can be implemented. Mindful of environmental responsibilities, Envirowatch’s products are designed to use solar power wherever possible.

Indah Water Konsortium

 Indah Water Konsortium Malaysia sewage company logo

Indah Water Konsortium (IWK), a company owned by Minister of Finance Incorporated, is Malaysia's national sewerage company which has been entrusted with the task of developing and maintaining a modern and efficient sewerage system for all Malaysians. Since 1994, IWK is covering all areas except the three states and two local authorities. IWK aims at providing excellent, efficient and innovative services to ensure that wastewater is properly treated before being discharged into the rivers, so as to preserve the country's waste resources, protect public health and provide a cleaner and safer environment.

Matrix Development Consultants

 Matrix Development Consultants Africa logo

Matrix Development Consultants (Matrix) is an international consulting company working throughout Africa with a focus on East, Central, and Southern Africa. A multidisciplinary practice, Matrix has considerable experience in climate change, enterprise development, NGO management, local government reform, poverty reduction, and water and sanitation. Matrix is a part of the Mashariki Africa Consulting Network.

 Ranhill SAJ Malaysia integrated water supply company logo

Ranhill SAJ Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Ranhill Holdings Berhad, is a Malaysian integrated water supply company involved in the process of water treatment and distribution of treated water to consumers in the State of Johor. Their business activities comprised of operations, maintenance and development of water treatment, reticulation and supporting systems to domestic, commercial and institutional customers. Additionally, Ranhill SAJ collects and retains from the customers charges and fees relating to the supply of treated water for different classes of consumers.

Wolf & Wood are a video games studio based in the North East of England who provide immersive narrative-based adventures in Virtual Reality.


Second level association of community organisations who are providers of water and sanitation services in 33 rural communities of Colombia.

Commission for the Recovery of the River Cauca Basin


Colombian regional articulating body that is setting out the plan for the upper Cauca river basin recovery, based on the representation and commitment of different regional stakeholders (public and private institutions, economic sectors, environmental authorities and communities alike).

 EcoKnights non profit environmental organisation logo

EcoKnights® was founded by Yasmin Rasyid in 2005 as a registered not-for-profit environmental organisation serving the needs of all stakeholders towards mainstreaming sustainable development in Malaysia. The organisation provides and delivers development and environmental interventions to communities, government agencies, learning institutes and companies to mobilise and catalyse the stakeholders towards sustainable development. Through smart partnerships and collaborations, EcoKnights® works across trans- and interdisciplinary fields to build bridges towards achieving sustainable development for communities and companies across four main pillars: Outreach, Education, Economy and Recruitment (Volunteerism) & Partnerships.

 Green Earth Society sustainable future group logo

The Green Earth Society (GES) has been formed by a group of committed citizens to do their part towards sustainable future by helping to mobilize a mass movement by promoting education and creating awareness on the fast deteriorating quality of human environment and the need for conservation of nature. GES is funded through public donations, personal contribution and grants. It is run by a small team of those dedicated towards environmental reform and supported by a big team of volunteers who collectively help on the ground all in the pursuit of national interest.

 Green Shakti environment sustainability non-profit logo

Green (clean, environmentally friendly) Shakti (power) is an Indian non-profit organisation, working to improve life quality from the environment. Green Shakti engages with the citizens of the National Capital Region of Delhi to raise awareness vis-à-vis issues of environment (water, clean energy), health and material needs.

Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

 Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) economic policy think tank logo

The Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) is an autonomous, policy-oriented, not-for-profit, economic policy think tank. ICRIER’s main focus is to enhance the knowledge content of policy making by undertaking analytical research that is targeted at informing India’s policy makers and improving the interface with the global economy.

International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture

 International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) logo

International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), an international not-for-profit research organisation, has worked on water and food security for more than twenty years in some of the most complex and fragile countries. ICBA's mandate is to support marginal communities, where water security is increasingly challenged by climate change, growing aridity and salinity, and ongoing competition amongst sectors for ever-scarce water resources.

International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage

 International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID)

International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) is a scientific, technical, international not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation. ICID is a professional network of experts from across the world in the field of irrigation, drainage, and flood management. ICID's Vision 2030 is for a water secure world free of poverty and hunger by 2030.

International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

 International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing ISPRS logo

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) is a global NGO devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences. The geospatial engineering science the ISPRS undertakes underpins all of human activity, and as such the ISPRS is uniquely placed to help the UN achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 INTRAC consultancy logo

INTRAC is a not-for-profit providing training, consultancy and research globally to help civil society organisations and networks be more effective.

Oxfam Great Britain

 Oxfam aid and development charity logo

Oxfam is a globally renowned aid and development charity with 70 years of experience, working and campaigning with partners in over 90 countries worldwide.

The Flow Partnership

 The Flow Partnership TFP NGO logo

The Flow Partnership (TFP) is an international NGO centred around community driven de-centralised water management. With a strong network of local partners, TFP works to rejuvenate landscapes and counter the increasing threat of floods, droughts, soil erosion and habitat loss at their source.

WWF Malaysia

 WWF Malaysia environmental conservation organisation logo

WWF Malaysia's work began with a research focus on wildlife and important natural habitats, and later expanded to the management of protected areas. Today, WWF Malaysia’s work covers the broader issues of the natural environment, incorporating aspects such as policy work, environmental education, public awareness and campaigns. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

WWF South Africa

 World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa logo

WWF’s vision is to build an equitable and sustainable future, in which both people and nature thrive. WWF South Africa’s (WWF-SA) African Ecological Futures programme is looking at how to balance economic growth through physical infrastructure investments and stewardship of ecosystem services and water resources.

Public administration

Central Water Commission

 Central Water Commission (CWC) water resource organisation logo

The Central Water Commission (CWC) is a technical organisation with expertise in the field of water resources.  CWC currently functions as an attached office of the Ministry of Jal Shakti, India. CWC's mission is to promote the integrated and sustainable development and management of India's water resources. In consultation with the State Governments, CWC is entrusted with the general responsibilities of initiating, coordinating and furthering schemes to achieve this goal for the purposes of flood control, irrigation, navigation, drinking water supply and water power development.

Delhi Development Authority

 Delhi Development Authority (DDA), India logo

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is responsible for the planning, development, and construction of housing projects, commercial lands, land management in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi, India. DDA also provides public facilities like roads, bridges, drains, underground water reservoir, community centres, sports centres, and green belts within NCT Delhi.

 Delhi Jal Board (DJB), India water supply agency logo

Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is the government agency responsible for the supply of potable water to most of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, India. DJB is also responsible for treatment and disposal of waste water.

Department of Environment Malaysia

 Department of Environment (DOE) Malaysia logo

Department of Environment (DOE) Malaysia is under the Malaysian Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC). The main function of the DOE is to prevent, eliminate, control pollution and to improve the environment, consistent with the purposes of the Environmental Quality Act 1974 and the regulations thereunder. The vision of DOE is environmental conservation for the well-being of the people and the mission is to ensure sustainable development in the process of nation building.

Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia

 Department of Drainage and Irrigation (DID) Malaysia logo

The Department of Drainage and Irrigation (DID) Malaysia was formed in 1932. Overall, DID’s main duty encompass of river management, coastal management, water resources management and hydrology, flood management and storm water management. The agency's mission is to provide engineering expertise services and water resources management including river management, coastal and manage flood and drought in holistic way to improve citizens life in the context of water security and environment sustainability.

India Meteorological Department

 India Meteorological Department (IMD) weather agency logo

India Meteorological Department (IMD) is an agency under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. IMD is the National Meteorological Service of the country and the principal government agency in all matters relating to meteorology, and seismology.

Johor Water Regulatory Body

 Johor Water Regulatory Body (BAKAJ) logo

Johor Water Regulatory Body (BAKAJ) was established on 01 January 1994 with the primary function of regulating licensed companies and providing a sustainable environment in providing sufficient raw water supply to be processed for distribution to consumers. After the 1921 Water Supply Enactment was amended in 2014, greater responsibility was given to BAKAJ to integrate the raw water supply in an integrated manner. Among the functions of the BAKAJ are: preserving raw water sources, supplying raw water sources, identifying alternative water sources, licensing, enforcement and technical review applications.

Ministry of Health Malaysia

 Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia logo

The Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia, is responsible for human health in Malaysia. The main objective of the Ministry of Health Malaysia is to assist an individual in achieving and sustaining as well as maintaining a certain level of health status to further facilitate them in leading a productive lifestyle - economically and socially. This could be materialized by introducing or providing a promotional and preventive approach, other than an efficient treatment and rehabilitation services, which is suitable and effective, whilst priorities on the less fortunate groups.

National Capital Region Planning Board

 National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB), India logo

The National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) ensures proper and systematic programming by participating states in India and the National Capital Territory of Delhi in regard to project formulation, determination of priorities in the National Capital Region (NCR) and sub-regions, and phasing of development of the NCR in accordance with stages indicated in the Regional Plans.

National Spatial Data Infrastructure


National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) is a recent initiative undertaken by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. NSDI is aimed at encouraging collection, aggregation, and distribution of spatial data on different themes on a common defined set of standards and formats by different mapping agencies of India.

National Water Services Commission

 National Water Service Commission (SPAN) Malaysian regulatory body logo

National Water Service Commission (SPAN) is a technical and economic regulatory body for the water supply and sewerage services in Peninsular Malaysia and Federal Territories of Putrajaya and Labuan. The Commission regulates all entities in the water supply and sewerage services industry including public and private water supply and sewerage services operators, water supply and sewerage contractors, permit holders and suppliers of water and sewerage products. SPAN regulates the water services industry in accordance to the Water Services Industry Act 2006 (Act 655) which was enforced on 01 January 2008.

Research team

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) logo

IITD is a public engineering institution located in Hauz Khas, Delhi, India. In 2018, IITD was given the status of Institution of Eminence (IoE) by Government of India. IITD's mission is to generate new knowledge by engaging in cutting-edge research and to promote academic growth by offering state-of-the-art undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes. IITD also undertakes collaborative projects which offer opportunities for long-term interaction with academia and industry.

 Newcastle University Medicine (NUMed) Malaysia campus logo

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) is an international branch campus established by Newcastle University UK in Johor, Malaysia in 2011. The campus provides undergraduate degrees in Medicine (MB BS) and Biomedical Sciences (BSc), as well as opportunities for foundation and postgraduate study. The aim of NUMed Malaysia is to deliver a cost-effective medical programme of the highest quality in order to meet the needs of both our students and the regional health economy. NUMed aims at translating the benefits of our academic endeavour for the benefit of Malaysian society and the greater Asian region.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) research university logo

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is a leading innovation-driven entrepreneurial research university in engineering, science and technology in Malaysia. It is located both in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia and Johor Bahru, the southern city in Iskandar Malaysia, which is a vibrant economic corridor in the south of Peninsular Malaysia. UTM has also established a reputation for innovative education and cutting-edge research, with a vision towards the development of creative human capital and advancement technological innovation.

Water and Land Resource Center

 Water and Land Resource Center (WLRC) Ethiopia logo

Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) of Addis Ababa University (AAU) is the foremost water and land resources research and knowledge hub for Ethiopia. It is primarily involved in applied and development oriented biophysical and socio-economic action research in the broad areas of water and land resources including climate change adaptation and environmental systems management. It has thirteen climate, hydrology, hydro-sediment monitoring observatories distributed across the country some of which are over are over 30 years old. The Centre also prides itself in owning a compressive online and offline (EthioGIS) information systems.


Global Flood Parternship

 Global Flood Parternship logo

The Global Flood Partnership is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, operational agencies and flood risk managers focused on developing efficient and effective global flood tools that can address these challenges. Its aim is to establish a partnership for global flood forecasting, monitoring and impact assessment to strengthen preparedness and response and to reduce global disaster losses.

International Water Association

 International Water Association logo

The International Water Association (IWA) is the network of water professionals striving for a world in which water is wisely, sustainably and equitably managed.



WATERLAT-GOBACIT is an inter- and transdisciplinary network for teaching, research and practical action on the politics and management of water. Working across four continents, with a strong Latin American presence, WATERLAT-GOBACIT's members include public sector workers, NGO members, and local communities.

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