Water Research Institute

Helping to address the grand challenge of water for people and ecosystems in a changing world.

Our mission is to foster interdisciplinary research and the next generation of water researchers. We do this by providing a creative environment where researchers from different disciplines co-design and co-deliver research with stakeholders and end-users to provide integrated understanding and solutions to tackle global challenges.

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Cardiff Water Research Institute awarded GCRF Small Projects grants

20 February 2018

Researchers from the Water Research Institute have been successful in winning internally-funded Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Small Projects grants to develop collaborative research projects with African universities.

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Improving drought monitoring

4 December 2017

Cardiff researchers are using innovative tools to address threats to global water supply

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Assessing climate change impact on extreme rainfall

12 October 2017

Scientists develop rainstorm generator to improve climate change predictions surrounding extreme rainfall events.

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Through interdisciplinary research, we provide innovative solutions to the challenges of water use and management.

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