Water Security Network

Partners

Funder

Lloyd’s Register Foundation

The International Water Security Network is funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charitable foundation helping to protect life and property by supporting engineering-related education, public engagement and the application of research.

Lead partners

University of the West of England

UWE, Bristol is the lead partner in the IWSN. As well as managing the project, UWE is researching urban water security.

Monash South Africa

Monash South Africa are leading on the Water Quality Security programme of IWSN.

University of Arizona

The University of Arizona are leading on the Transboundary Water Security programme of IWSN.

Organisations working with IWSN

Asia-Pacific Center for Water Security at Tsinghua University

Together with the Asia-Pacific Center for Water Security (APCWS) at Tsinghua University, we are exploring development of more robust water security indicators that can operate at multiple spatial scales and inform resource management decision-making.

Bristol Water

Bristol Water works with IWSN researchers on the UWE Student Village project, investigating urban domestic water consumption and behaviour change.

Center for Sustainable Environmental Sanitation at the University of Science and Technology Beijing

This collaboration with CSES at USTB focuses on exploration of sustainable urban sanitation solutions combining appropriate technologies with social and institutional capacity-building. Current geographical areas of particular focus include China, Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Centro de Competencias del Agua

The Centro de Competencias del Agua (CCA) is a multidisciplinary centre that carries out applied research in the field of integrated water resources management and capacity building of institutions with relevance to the water sector. It collaborates with the University of Arizona on water security issues in Andean transboundary basins through the Agua-Andes program and is implementing the first MBA program in Integrated Water Management in Peru, which counts on the participation of the IWSN network.

El Colegio de Sonora

In collaboration with the University of Arizona Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, researchers at El Colegio de Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico, are addressing some of the challenges of water security in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and in the Sonora and Yaqui Rivers in northern Mexico.

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas / National Scientific and Technical Research Council – Argentina

The team at CONICET are working on the research project: ‘Water security and governance in a transnational Andean scenario: Analysis of the role of hydroclimatic information on water management in Chile and Argentina.’

Institute of Environment and Water Management (IEWM)

We work with the Institute of Environment and Water Management (IEWM) in Kenya to offer placements to UWE undergraduates who are interested in conducting water research overseas.

Institute of Natural Resources (INR)

The Institute for Natural Resources (INR) is supporting IWSN efforts to improve water quality security in the uMngeni River Basin through applied research, direct operational and policy support, and advocacy.

Joint Effort to Save the Environment (JESE)

We work with the Joint Effort to Save the Environment (JESE) in Uganda to offer placements to UWE undergraduates who are interested in conducting water research overseas.

National Association of Professional Environmentalists

We work with the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) in Uganda to offer placements to UWE undergraduates who are interested in conducting water research overseas.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

The team at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile are working on the research project: ‘Water security and governance in a transnational Andean scenario: Analysis of the role of hydroclimatic information on water management in Chile and Argentina.’

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Our collaboration with United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) focuses on research and teaching related to water resources for urbanisation in arid regions, groundwater management and climate change impacts on water resources management.