This GW4 Water Security Alliance forum will be focused on the future of innovation, ecosystems and resilience for water security. It will bring together industry, government and charity leaders to discuss pressing global challenges on water resources.
Confirmed speakers so far include senior representatives from ARUP, the Met Office, Wessex Water, Welsh Water and UKWIR, as well as prominent researchers from the GW4 universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.
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“Water security is a global issue requiring urgent attention. The four GW4 institutions have internationally recognised research, facilities and teaching excellence in water science. Their unique complementarity means that, together, this research community can be more than the sum of its parts and deliver more impactful science and training. In the Great West, academics and their stakeholder partners are now in a unique position to address critical water challenges and provide tangible economic and social impact at regional, national and global scales. This event is an important first step to start building a leading research alliance for academics and stakeholders addressing regional, national and global water security challenges." Dr Isabelle Durance, Director of GW4 Water Security Alliance and of Cardiff University’s Water Research Institute.