The Water Security Initiative seeks to improve society’s long-term water challenges. WSI research targets key threats to water security, including poverty, climate change, governance and social marginalization, to better understand the best ways forward to address critical water security challenges in the coming years.

Our goal is to build a robust interdisciplinary community of researchers at Texas A&M University and create space for collaboration and dialogue. To that end, we support various activities, including research workshops, a speaker series, service learning for undergraduates.

The scope of WSI activities is global as we recognize the important advances in water sustainability and policy development that originate in diverse environmental contexts and regions. Consequently, the WSI research portfolio examines water insecurity and the goal of sustainable and socially equitable water policy and interventions through the robust evaluation of central water security problems. We pay explicit attention to the development of novel pathways and partnerships to translate research outcomes into meaningful and useful products for stakeholders, communities, and decision-makers.

For more information, contact:  Dr. Wendy Jepson, Professor (Geography; Water Management and Hydrological Sciences), Lead Water Security Initiative (wjepson@tamu.edu).