Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)

Researchers at CONICET in the INCIHUSA (Institute for Human, Social, and Environmental Sciences) are working in collaboration with the University of Arizona Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy.



 Universidade de Pernambuco

The Universidade de Pernambuco is a partner of AQUASEC.



Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Chile

AQUASEC has partnered with the Centro Cambio Global (Global Change Center) at the Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Chile.




El Colegio de Sonora (ColSon)


In collaboration with the University of Arizona Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, researchers at El Colegio de Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico, are addressing some of the challenges of water security in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and in the Sonora and Yaqui Rivers in northern Mexico.


Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos: LABTEL

The Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos has been working with AQUASEC on river basins.


South Africa

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 10.50.27 AMMonash South Africa 

Monash South Africa are leading the Water Quality Security programme of IWSN.

United Kingdom

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UWE, Bristol is the lead partner in the International Water Security Network (IWSN). As well as managing the project, UWE is researching urban water security.


United States

Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy (University of Arizona)

The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy is a research center at the University of Arizona.

Water Resources and Policy Group (WRPG)

The Water Resources and Policy Group (WRPG) was founded in 2010 as a graduate study and research group focusing on the confluence of water resources and policy.




Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)

IAI is a major funder of AQUASEC projects. The mission of IAI is to develop the capacity of understanding the integrated impact of past, present and future global change on regional and continental environments in the Americas and to promote collaborative, well-informed actions at all levels.



Lloyd’s Register Foundation

The International Water Security Network is funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charitable foundation helping to protect life and property by supporting engineering-related education, public engagement and the application of research.


Working Definition of Water Security

Working Definition of Water Security

What is Water Security?

“The capacity of a population to safeguard sustainable access to adequate  quantities of acceptable quality water for sustaining livelihoods, human  well-being, and socio-economic development, for ensuring protection against  water-borne pollution and water-related disasters, and for preserving  ecosystems in a climate of peace and political stability.” (definition proposed by the United Nations, UN-Water)      
Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Water-Energy-Food Nexus

"The water-food-energy nexus is central to sustainable development. Demand for all three is increasing, driven by a rising global population, rapid urbanization, changing diets and economic growth. Agriculture is the largest consumer of the world’s freshwater resources, and more than one-quarter of the energy used globally is expended on food production and supply. The inextricable linkages between these critical domains require a suitably integrated approach to ensuring water and food security, and sustainable agriculture and energy production worldwide." - UN-Water