Core research projects

The main strength of the Water Institute is its ability to organize and conduct interdisciplinary research to support sustainable water use and management. With over 150 researchers from 23 different departments and schools pushing the boundaries of water science, engineering, economics, and governance, we are able to galvanize interdisciplinary teams and make an impact in priority areas.

Research projects supported by the Water Institute:

Global Water Futures

Solutions to water threats in an era of global change.

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Legacies of Agricultural Pollutants 

Integrated assessment of biophysical and socioeconomic controls on water quality in agroecosystems.

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Queen Elizabeth Scholars Advanced Scholars

Activating young, global leaders and addressing linkages between climate change and water security.

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Water Security in Mega-Cities: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Support the implementation of fecal sludge management services and address industrial water pollution in Dhaka city.