Our vision at the Future Water Institute is of sustainable and resilient water futures.
Based at the University of Cape Town, our mission is to conduct engaged research on water sensitive approaches that sustain society’s current and future water needs.
We are driven by the urgent need to enhance capacity for managing water scarcity and building resilience; to innovate so that water supply meets demand; and to ensure technically sound, socially acceptable and sustainable water management policies and practices.
We specifically aim to increase knowledge and understanding of water issues, improve water management and water governance, and increase capacity across the water sector, by
Conducting transdisciplinary, collaborative and impact-driven research, and facilitating the uptake and use of our research across policy, practice and industry.
Supporting a strong cohort of postgraduate students to further our understanding of key water issues and develop connections across disciplines.
Hosting short courses, workshops, symposia and seminars to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing among academics, industry, government and civil society.
Maintaining a strong public presence, using diverse initiatives and strategic communication to inspire and drive water sensitive behaviour.