Water security means making sure there is enough water of the right quality in the right place at the right time for people, farming, businesses and the environment.

With 500+ academics across four leading UK research institutions, the GW4 Water Security Alliance (WSA) is the largest UK water research consortium – and one of the largest worldwide. It brings together academics and stakeholders with a common vision of addressing the impact of global change on water to benefit people and ecosystems.

The Alliance is a platform for:

  • Increasing cross-institutional working;
  • Sharing state-of-the-art infrastructure, facilities, equipment and training resources;
  • Forging long-term collaborative relationships across multiple sectors and industries;
  • Fostering multidisciplinary water research excellence to increase international recognition and impact.

Watch an introductory YouTube video below to find out more about the GW4 Alliance (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter Universities).