A global network working to achieve equitable, accessible and secure water systems in urban centres across the world.
Cities, towns and their basins around the world are increasingly facing water scarcity and severe droughts.
Water shortages manifest in severe and potentially catastrophic consequences for societies, economies, the environment and human wellbeing.
To confront these issues and build resilience to climate change, there is a growing appetite to learn from the experiences of other cities and develop new ways to plan and manage urban water systems.
What we offer
Access to a global
network of expertise
and program design
Training and skills
Long term, adaptive,
integrated planning for
assessment and review
aligned with the
Who we are
Canal de Isabel II is a public water utility that manages the whole water cycle within the Madrid Region. The goal of the company is to guarantee water supply, in both quantity and quality, to all its customers, to manage the drainage and sanitation systems, and to actively contribute to the protection and improvement of the environment, for the benefit of society as a whole.
Water UK represents and works with the major water and wastewater providers from both the private and public sectors in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our vision is of a water sector that provides customers and communities with world-class services and enhances the UK’s quality of life.
Research and projects
Lessons from Australia’s Millennium Drought for California, including case studies of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and South East Queensland.read more
Specialised advice and analysis informing the NSW Government on successive Metropolitan Water Plans for Greater Sydney to plan for long-term water security, including during the Millennium Drought.read more
Research that identified US state-level laws governing two focus areas: Water efficiency and conservation, and climate resiliency preparednessread more
Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), feasibility assessments, technical viability, implementation and management, short course.read more
The first state-wide analysis of the impacts of California’s five-year (2012-2016) drought on the state’s most vulnerable communities.read more
Development of a strategic approach to water efficiency that led to government regulators and water companies increasing ambition on demand management to support climate resilience in the UK.read more
Efficient management of water supply in drought periods by forecasts and protocols of action and resilience.read more
Understanding what’s needed to make England and Wales’ water supplies resilient to climate change and growth to 2065.read more
How a water company in England’s driest region protects public water supplies during a drought, while minimising potential environmental impacts.read more
Responding to and planning for drought
The Global Water Security Network’s experience and toolkits span the wide range of issues and options needed to respond to drought.
Emergency leakage management
Sanitation and wastewater management
Emergency water supply package infrastructure
Recycling, reuse and decentralised systems
Integrated energy, water, food security and land-use planning
Regulatory and policy framework design and analysis
Economic analysis and business case
Financing, pricing and revenue stabilisation
Real options analysis
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Whatever the scale or complexity of the challenge, we can work together to find a solution.
Get in touch today to discuss joint research projects or other collaboration opportunities.