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Water Security

GW4 Water Security Alliance

Our first large-scale research alliance brought together academics and stakeholders to address the impact of global change on water to benefit people and ecosystems.

Clean freshwater is vital to life on Earth, and this research aims to help ensure adequate supplies of freshwater in the face of growing demand and environmental change.

Our projects have included research into providing safe and resilient water services across our region and beyond, helping tackle food and water insecurity in the Horn of Africa Drylands, and demonstrating technologies to help reuse and recover water resources.

The programme of activities has evolved and is managed by the collaborations of researchers across our universities. Its related Doctoral Training Programmes continue to thrive, with four programmes helping to produce the next generation of leaders in this vital field.


Read more on the GW4 Water Security Alliance website

University of Bath
University of Bristol
Cardiff University
University of Exeter