Water Security Network

International Water Security Network

Water security is defined by the UN as “the capacity of a population to safeguard sustainable access to adequate quantities of and acceptable quality water for sustaining livelihoods, human well-being, and socio-economic development, for ensuring protection against water-borne pollution and water-related disasters, and for preserving ecosystems in a climate of peace and political stability.”

Water security is an ever more important global issue, of relevance and importance to individuals, businesses, governments and organisations.

This project brings together the University of the West of England, Monash South Africa and the University of Arizona to investigate issues around water security. Under the cross cutting themes of ‘risks & vulnerabilities’ and ‘innovation & adaptive capacity’ the project will investigate:

  1. Towards Urban Water Security (UWE, Bristol)
  2. Transboundary Water Security (University of Arizona)
  3. Improving Water Quality Security (Monash South Africa)

The work being undertaken is grounded in real world concerns, with experiences, solutions and best practices that can be transferred and shared for the public good.