Water security for all

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) will partner in a new project led by Newcastle University, UK, and aimed at tackling barriers to water security. Eighty percent of the world’s population live in areas where water security is threatened, yet efforts to resolve the problem are thwarted by pressures such as pollution, extreme weather, urbanization, overuse of groundwater and land degradation.

The recently launched project brings together global experts from academia, industry and government to address the challenge of water security for all. Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), the new Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub is one of 12 hubs being set up to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing today’s society.