Mission

The Water Security Initiative facilitates data-driven, analytically sound research to improve society’s long-term water security challenges.  WSI research targets key threats to water security, including poverty, climate change, governance and social marginalization, to better understand critical water security challenges in the coming years.  Our mission is unique in that WSI seeks to establish a robust interdisciplinary, cross-regional comparative context in which to develop key analytics and approaches to assess and evaluate current and future water security challenges.

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 in terms of sustainable and socially equitable water policy and interventions.  We seek to outline and develop 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).