Water Footprint Research Alliance

The Water Footprint Research Alliance is an initiative established by Water Footprint Network and its partners in 2015 to advance research and facilitate collaboration in the field of Water Footprint Assessment and sustainable water use.

Co-ordinated by the Water Footprint Network, the alliance draws together researchers and expands knowledge on the drivers and consequences of water scarcity and pollution in order to transform the way we use and share fresh water within earth’s limits. It identifies knowledge gaps, co-ordinates and promotes areas of research and supports knowledge sharing.

The Water Footprint Network applies the results to advance the Water Footprint Assessment in order to provide companies, governments, small-scale producers and individuals with the most strategic insights into their water use and the most effective, practical advice to make their water footprint sustainable.

Dr. Ashok Chapagain, our former Science Director, was instrumental is setting up the Water Footprint Research Alliance. He is now Senior Professor at University of Free State, yet collaborates closely with us and continues to lead the Alliance on our behalf.

Our thanks to those partners that supported us with establishing this initiative – University of Twente [Netherlands], University of Free State [South Africa], Beijing Forestry University [China], Northwest A&F University [China], and CEIGRAM [Spain].
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Water Footprint Network and partners launch the Water Footprint Research Alliance at the World Water Congress XV in Edinburgh, 2015.