Our overall mission is to improve water and food securities, by paying particular attention to water-based forms of social vulnerability. We ask questions about how technologies, policies and realities about water are constructed and contested, we embed our research in collaborative networks of multiple water actors at different scales, and actively link our research to capacity building and policy initiatives to generate societal impact.
Our research reflects a combination of the following principles:
- Commitment to contribute to equity, democracy and sustainability of water management
- A socio-technical approach to study how water management practices, policies and discourses are shaped by the interplay of socio-political, technological and physical processes
- Diverse spatial, temporal and organizational scales of analysis to study how water issues are shaped and linked across scales.