Water for people and ecosystems in a changing world.

Our aim is to provide research-led solutions to the problem of the continual misuse and mismanagement of the world's precious water supplies.

Through our research we aim to empower governments, businesses and communities to resolve these issues by developing efficient, equitable systems for water use and management, built on resilient ecosystem services.

Latest news

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Early human migration

30 May 2017

New study reveals the importance of African groundwater in kick-starting the evolutionary history of humans


Wetskills United Kingdom 2017

25 January 2017

Wetskills is an exciting event for young water professionals to work in a pressure cooker format on real-life water challenges and develop multi-disciplinary out-of-box solutions with a case-owner.


18th UK-IWA Young Water Professionals Conference

22 December 2016

18th UK-IWA Young Water Professionals Conference - A Water World without Boundaries


About us

Discover more about who we are and the work we do to tackle water problems around the world.



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



Meet our researchers, drawn from a wide-range of disciplines including biology, chemistry, geography, earth sciences, maths, engineering and psychology.