WSA Events

The WSA runs a series of community-building events of varying sizes and formats, for GW4 researchers across the four universities.  Focussing on current water security topics, the series ultimately empowers the community to work collaboratively to:  Build large, Alliance-supported grant proposals; write and publish scoping reviews to identify gaps in research; bring together stakeholders to identify and propose research topics in specific areas; identify training opportunities and propose training modules, such as virtual classes or summer schools for staff, students or external candidates; identify strong ODA links to further develop as a group; identify gaps in services and facilities in view of a pooled request to Universities or research councils.


The WSA also has seedcorn funding available to GW4 researchers who would like to propose workshops on current water security topics, that fit the objectives above.  Please contact to register interest in running an event.




What: Rethinking the Urban-Water Nexus: Household Water Security in Urban Africa

When: Dates TBC across the Autumn/Winter terms

Where: Cardiff

A discussion series engaging interdisciplinary perspectives to explore the complex interplay of coupled economic, ecological, social and technological systems focusing on domestic access to water in African cities.  Structured around a series of seminars and workshops, the aim is to develop a community of researchers leading to joint research initiatives.  If you would like to participate, or simply signal your interest, please contact Dr. Adrian Healy:


What: Emerging Pollutants in the Aquatic Environment  

When: January 2018

Where: Bath

A day of talks, interactive sessions and networking.  Agenda and speakers to be confirmed. For details, please contact Sarah Eliot:


What: Water Security Alliance Annual Conference  

When: Wednesday 31st January, 2018

Where: Cardiff

A one-day conference at Cardiff University to mark the formal launch of the GW4 Water Security Alliance; the conference will showcase the work of the GW4 research community for water security for people and ecosystems in a changing world, and will unite researchers with policy makers, advisors and stakeholders to explore collaboration, resource-sharing and training opportunities.  Contact Mafalda Costa for details:

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