A reliable and sufficient supply of clean water is essential to the survival and wellbeing of all human societies. It is all too easy for developed countries to take a plentiful and safe water supply entirely for granted, but in many parts of the world, access to this this life-giving resource is fragile at best. Importantly, reliable, sustainable water supplies are key to development.
Fragile water supplies are at risk from a number of factors including changes in weather conditions, poorly maintained or non-existent supply infrastructure, use by industry, or contamination of groundwater. Climate change, population growth and civil unrest only add to the complexity of this long-term systemic issue.
The Walker Institute is working on the ground, with researchers, aid organisations, programme developers and local communities to identify the issues facing clean, reliable water supply, and to propose, implement and manage practical water management schemes for many of the most vulnerable communities on our planet, particularly in sub-Sahel Africa.
How atmosphere-ocean interactions in the Bay of Bengal affect monsoon rainfall across South Asia.
DREAM aims to determine the drivers of variability in the East Asian hydrological cycle.
This pilot project was set-up with the aim of developing a Learning Framework for GloFAS flood forecast users.
Provides monsoon rainfall data in real time and tracks the key seasonal attributes important to food production.
Investigating the science of extreme event attribution and its relevance for policy in an African context
HyCRISTAL is tackling current uncertainties which exist around climate change projections for the East African region.
ERADACS seeks to enhance resilience to drought using forecasts of soil moisture communicated in a meaningful manner.
Find out more about the climate of the past and how climate change can present a number of risks and opportunities.
Get an introduction to the weather and climate of the UK and beyond.
BRAVE aims to better quantify the impacts of climatic variability and change on groundwater supplies.
TAMSAT provides gauge-calibrated satellite-based rainfall estimates for all of Africa in near real time.
DACCIWA aims to quantify the influence of human-caused and natural emissions on air quality, clouds and rainfall.