Water security means making sure there is enough water of the right quality in the right place at the right time for people, farming, businesses and the environment.

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Due to an expanding population – and increasing social, economic and cultural activities that place pressure on our water resources – water security has been identified as one of the biggest long-term dangers facing the world over the next decade – World Economic Forum.

With 180+ academics across four leading UK research institutions, the Water Security Alliance is the largest UK water research consortium – and one of the largest worldwide.

For tackling global water challenges, the Alliance is a platform for:

  • Fostering multidisciplinary water research excellence.
  • Sharing state-of-the-art infrastructure, facilities, equipment and training resources.
  • Forging long-term collaborative relationships across multiple sectors and industries.



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