The UEA Water Security Research Centre’s approach to water security centres on the need to understand the physical and social drivers and dynamics of contemporary global water challenges, and to recognise the multiple uses and benefits of water that need to be managed in any context.
Water security is therefore seen as intricately connected to critical global policy concerns, including safe drinking water provision, climate change, food security, energy generation and environmental protection. Centre members conduct research and consultancy, teaching and training, and outreach and policy engagement to increase awareness of water security issues and to foster positive change.
As well as researchers from the School of International Development* and School of Environmental Sciences, the Centre draws upon expertise from across the University of East Anglia including the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, and Norwich Medical School.
*As part of their 50th anniversary celebration, the School of International Development is changing its name to the School of Global Development from 1 August 2023.