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.

Latest News

Upcoming talks by WSRC members

Public lecture by Mark Zeitoun on "The Roots and Future of the Jordan River Conflict" hosted by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign Society at the University of East Anglia as part of a week of events marking Israeli Apartheid Week. Wednesday 25th at 7:00 pm in 1.02 in the Julian Study Centre, University of East Anglia - all welcome! For more see here.

WSRC Seminar Series: Dr Christina Cook, University of Oxford

The Water Security Research Centre welcomes Dr Christina Cook to our seminar series on 12 March 2015. Researcher in the Legal Regulation of Water Resources at Oxford University, Dr Cook will present an overview of the regulation and governance of drought planning in the UK including definitions of drought and the legislation, policies and institutions of drought planning. This research is part of a large multi-disciplinary project called MaRIUS (Managing the risks impacts and uncertainties of drought and water scarcity in the UK), one of four NERC-funded projects on water scarcity and drought in the UK (2014-2017/18).

Recent Research: Pouring good water after bad: China´s water stress set to worsen with transfer initiatives

WSRC´s Professor Dabo Guan involved in new research painting a grim picture for the future of China´s water supplypublished in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on 12 January 2015. Read More »