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Centre for Water

We are a transdisciplinary centre of excellence in water research.

Transdisciplinary centre of excellence

Newcastle University has over 70 years' experience in water-related research, teaching and innovation.

Our mission is to celebrate the intrinsic value of water and deliver the solutions, people and culture needed to improve water security now and in the future.

  • we work from the local to the global scale
  • we draw upon and embed interdisciplinary expertise and methodologies

Our research aims and ethos

We reach across all our disciplines and campuses in the UK, Malaysia and Singapore.

We take our mission-oriented research to a higher level by:

  • bringing new powers and dimensions in the fight for water security in the 21st century
  • embracing the health, artistic, social, and cultural value of water
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UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our work will support progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals, especially:

  • SDG6: clean water and sanitation

Recognising the strong links between the goals, we also support and contribute towards:

  • SDG3: good health and well-being
  • SDG5: gender equality
  • SDG10: reduced inequalities
  • SDG11: sustainable cities and communities
  • SDG13: climate action
  • SDG14: life below water
  • SDG15: life on land