Water in a changing world
Understanding the impact of climate and socioeconomic change on water resources.
We live in a changing world. Floods, droughts, poor water quality, disparities in regional access to water - these are all great environmental challenges for societies and ecosystems, and they are being exacerbated and complicated by a changing climate. Intertwined with this are a range of socioeconomic and political drivers such as increased urbanisation and economic growth.
In this theme, our researchers work with partner organisations from Wales to Africa and Brazil to answer questions including:
- How can we ensure access to sufficient quantities of clean water for people (UN Sustainable Development Goal 6) and ecosystems?
- How will this access be affected by extreme events (droughts and floods) and increased urbanisation?
- How can we co-develop solutions with our partners for climate adaptation and societal resilience to extreme events and changing freshwater resources?
Find out more about our ongoing research activities: