New Project on Water Security

Water and Land Resource Centre of Addis Ababa University is member of the 20 Million GBP Global Challenges Research Fund programme funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The UKRI GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub research project brings together leader researchers from Universidad del Valle, Universidad del Cauca, Water and Land Resource Center (WLRC) of Addis Ababa University,

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, School of Planning and Architecture Delhi, University Teknologi Malaysia, Newcastle University, University of Leeds, University of Oxford, International Water Management Institute. It will be implemented in Asia, Africa, South America. The pilot countries are Ethiopia, India, Malaysia and Colombia. The project will be led by principal Investigator (PI) Professor Richard Dawson from Newcastle University.

The project endeavors to meet the challenge by:

  • Understanding the barriers and challenges necessary to addressing water security.
  • Bringing together leading global experts from academia, industry and government to understand the true value of water and address the challenge of water security for all.
  • Creating a global network of local water collaboratories using a transdisciplinary co‐production approach.
  • Enabling water security through developing and demonstrating a systems and capacity building approach that better understands water systems.
  • Working with partners around the world to develop and apply interdisciplinary systems approaches to water security.
  • Understanding and mitigating the impacts of climate change such as drought and flooding, and developing new solutions for water management and treatment of wastewater.

In Ethiopia, WLRC will coordinate the project implementation and the project will be implemented primarily in Rift Valley Lakes Basin, Awash Basin and Abbay Basin. Further details will be provided as the project develops, but for more information now, please go to the following link or contact Dr Gete Zeleke (Dr) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.ncl.ac.uk/globalchallenges/water/water-security-hub/

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