Water Security Hub


Building on the success of the REACH programme’s work on water security for the poor, a strong Oxford water team led by Katrina Charles and including Cheryl Doss, Dustin Garrick, Jim Hall and Rob Hope will join other researchers from Colombia, Ethiopia, India, and Malaysia under the leadership of the University of Newcastle to create the Hub on Water Security, which will focus on access to a reliable and acceptable quantity and quality of water, and managing water-related risks for all. The United Nations considers water security an intractable challenge that is “the critical determinant of success in achieving most other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. Therefore, this Hub improves water security through developing and demonstrating a systems and capacity building approach that better understands water systems, values all aspects of water, and strengthens water governance to enable integrated water management.