With droughts and water-related hazards across the globe regularly making headlines, water is an essential topic when discussing future sustainability and well-being. Water, however, does not conform to needs defined by demand, international borders, or legislation. It must be used and stored strategically to meet the needs of all within the supply chain.
Dr Naho Mirumachi leads King’s Water, a research hub on water, environment, and development that spans the breadth of social and physical sciences. King’s Water is networked with, and helps inform the work of a large number of international bodies and organisations.
King's Water examines the following key themes:
- Water and food supply chains
- Water infrastructure and institutions of water allocation and access
- Conflict, cooperation, and water security
- Flood risk management
- Aquatic science, ecotoxicology, and restoration of river and estuarine ecosystems
The scope of research in King’s Water is global, ranging from the UK and Europe to Sub-Saharan Africa, Central America, South and Central Asia, and North America. King’s Water works in partnership with a range of leading training institutes, government agencies, NGOs, and independent trusts.