Global Challenges Academy

UKRI GCRF Water Hub new

UKRI GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub

  • Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Goal 4: Quality Education
  • Goal 13: Climate Action
  • Partnered with: Universidad del Valle, Universidad del Cauca, University of Addis Ababa, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, School of Planning and Architecture Delhi, University Teknologi Malaysia, University of Leeds, University of Oxford, International Water Management Institute
  • Region: Asia, Africa, South America

80% of the world’s population live in areas threatened by water security yet efforts to resolve this are repeatedly thwarted by pressures such as pollution, extreme weather, urbanisation, over-abstraction of groundwater and land degradation.

How we are meeting this challenge

  • Understanding the barriers and challenges necessary to addressing water security.
  • Bringing together leading global experts from academia, industry and government to understand the true value of water and address the challenge of water security for all.
  • Creating a global network of local water collaboratories using a transdisciplinary co‐production approach.
  • Enabling water security through developing and demonstrating a systems and capacity building approach that better understands water systems.
  • Working with partners around the world to develop and apply interdisciplinary systems approaches to water security.
  • Understanding and mitigating the impacts of climate change such as drought and flooding, and developing new solutions for water management and treatment of wastewater.

Who will benefit

Project partners and stakeholders in Malaysia, India, Colombia and Ethiopia, especially communities that have no or limited access to clean water and sanitation.

Podcasts

Our team

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Richard Dawson, Newcastle University
  • Dr Claire Walsh, Newcastle University
  • Dr Cat Button, Newcastle University
  • Dr David Werner, Newcastle University
  • Dr Graham Morgan, Newcastle University
  • Dr Geoff Parkin, Newcastle University
  • Dr Jaime Amezaga, Newcastle University
  • Dr Michaela Goodson, Newcastle University
  • Ms Maggie Roe, Newcastle University
  • Prof. David Graham, Newcastle University
  • Prof. Jon Mills, Newcastle University
  • Prof. Pauline Dixon, Newcastle University
  • Prof. Tom Curtis, Newcastle University
  • Prof. Azmi Aris, University of Technology Malaysia
  • Prof. Zulkifli Yusop, University of Technology Malaysia
  • Dr Zainura Zainon Noor, University of Technology Malaysia
  • Dr Nor Azimah Mohd Zain, University of Technology Malaysia
  • Dr Salmiati Salmiati, University of Technology Malaysia
  • Prof. Ashvani Gosain, Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer, IIT Delhi, India
  • Dr Dhanya C T, Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer, IIT Delhi, India
  • Prof. Rakesh Khosa, IIT Delhi, India
  • Prof. Miguel Peña-Varon, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
  • Dr Fabian Mendez, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
  • Dr Luis Sánchez Torres, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
  • Dr Apolinar Figueroa Casas, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
  • Prof. Mariela Garcia, CINARA
  • Dr Mario Perez-Rincon, CINARA
  • Prof. Ashok Kumar, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, India
  • Dr Rabidyuti Biswas, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, India
  • Dr Meredith Giordano, International Water Management Institute
  • Dr Amare Tekle, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Dr Tena Agumassie, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Dr Taye Hulluka, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Dr Amare Bantider Dagnew, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Dr Gete Zeleke Eshetu, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Dr Miller Camargo-Valero, University of Leeds
  • Dr Anna Mdee, University of Leeds
  • Prof. Barbara Evans, University of Leeds
  • Dr Lata Narayanaswamy, University of Leeds
  • Dr Mark Trigg, University of Leeds
  • Dr Polly Wilding, University of Leeds
  • Dr Katrina Charles, University of Oxford
  • Prof. Jim Hall, University of Oxford
  • Dr Dustin Garrick, University of Oxford
  • Associate Prof. Robert Hope, University of Oxford
  • Dr Cheryl Doss, University of Oxford
  • Dr Graham Alabaster, UNHabitat
  • AQUACOL
  • Empresas Munipales de Cali
  • UES Calle
  • Abay River Basin Authority
  • Awash River Basin Authority
  • Commission for Recovery of the River Cauca
  • Ministry of Agriculture and NR Ethiopia
  • Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, Ethiopia
  • Rift Valley Lakes Basin Authority
  • The World Bank
  • CURE (Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence)
  • Delhi Development Authority
  • The Flow Partnership
  • Delhi Jal Board
  • Ministry of Earth Sciences, India
  • Ministry of Science and Technology, India
  • Green Shakti Foundation
  • Indian Council Research on International Economic Relations
  • Central Water Commission, India
  • EcoKnights
  • Green Earth Society
  • Indah Water Konsortium
  • Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Malaysia
  • Ministry of Health, Malaysia
  • SAJ Ranhill
  • National Water Services Commission
  • Johor Water Regulatory Body
  • Arup
  • Binary Asylum
  • Envirowatch Ltd
  • Global Flood Partnership
  • International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture
  • Internatioanl Commission on Irrigation and Drainage
  • International Society for Photo and Remote Sensing
  • Matrix Development Consultants
  • Oxfam GB
  • TickTock Games Ltd
  • Waterlat
  • Wolf and Wood
  • WWF South Africa
  • WHO
  • Regulatory Council on Environmental Policy and Water Research
  • National Capital Region Planning Board, India

Further information

Water Security For All