Science for the predictive understanding of water resources in a changing world.
Future changes in freshwater resources will impact on environment and ecosystem processes and our understanding of adaptation mechanisms. Water in a Changing World includes studies into improving public awareness of freshwater resources and influencing human behaviour to mitigate against harmful future impacts.
Water in a Changing World also seeks to predict and better establish how future supplies, demands and use of freshwater will affect the livelihoods, health and well-being of humans, including from increased risks of flooding, drought, and the spread of diseases.
Clean freshwater underpins all life on earth and human demands upon it are increasing. This, together with uncertainty in the spatial and temporal supplies due to climate change, drives the need for science to enable us to better predict, manage and protect future freshwater resources and freshwater ecosystems.