UEA Water Security Research Centre (WSRC)
The UEA Water Security Research Centre applies world-class natural and social science to address important theoretical, practical and policy challenges of managing water sustainably in a rapidly changing world.
The Centre draws upon the unique skills and experience of internationally-renowned researchers in the School of International Development and the School of Environmental Sciences to address key water security and related issues from the individual to the global level through inter-disciplinary research, teaching and capacity-building.
What we offer:
The Centre takes the view that although securing and managing water resources is of paramount importance to individuals, local communities, states and the international community, water security is not just about water. The hydrological cycle substantially affects, and is impacted by, other current major security issues. It makes little sense to consider water security independent of climate change, food security, energy security – and the international cooperation required to deliver regional, state and human security.
The Centre offers an innovative, inter-disciplinary MSc Water Security and International Development, available over one year full-time, or two years part-time.
Each year our faculty and partners aim to provide one of the best short courses in water security. The five-day Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners short course is held in London or Norwich.
We offer a range of consultancy services. We go beyond studying phenomena to bring about positive change by means of engagement through extensive outreach, commissioned training, action research and policy formation.
We arrange UEA-based seminars on water security, and externally we organise seminars related to water management and security in other locations, for example London.
Our research projects and publications are international class. The 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) rated a great proportion of the research of the School of International Development and the School of Environmental Sciences as world leading and internationally excellent.