WATER SECURITY ALLIANCE
Project period: February 2017 – July 2017
This community previously received Initiator Funding for the project: Water Security Alliance
GW4 community leads
University of Bath: Jan Hofman
University of Bristol: Thorsten Wagener
Cardiff University: Isabelle Durance (PI)
University of Exeter: Zoran Kapelan
The Water Security Alliance is a large regional alliance of academics from the four GW4 institutions, together with stakeholders, with a common vision of addressing the impact of global change on water to benefit people and ecosystems.
Water security means making sure that there is enough water of the right quality in the right place at the right time for people, farming, businesses and environment.
Due to an expanding population – and increasing social, economic and cultural activities that place pressure on our water resources – water security has been identified by the World Economic Forum as the biggest long-term danger facing the world over the next decade.
Starting with an initiator and then accelerator award, the Water Security Alliance (WSA) have since formed one of the GW4 major strategic Alliances. The WSA fosters research excellence, shares infrastructure and builds long-term partnerships to tackle global water security challenges. Taken together, the multi-disciplinary expertise of our 200+ researchers, the complementary state-of the art infrastructure in water science, as well as our combined stakeholder partnership portfolio, put the Water Security Alliance in a quite unique and competitive position. As an Alliance we are the largest UK water research consortium and one of the largest worldwide. It brings together academics and stakeholders with a common vision of addressing the impact of global change on water to benefit people and ecosystems.