Scientific achievements in 2013

The aim of the Water (WAT) Program is to respond to the world’s water challenges through the Flagship Initiative on Water Futures and Solutions (WFaS): World Water Scenarios and through the synergies emerging from simultaneously addressing related water and agricultural projects.

Water sprinkling © Nikhil Gangavane |

Water sprinkling

The  principal vehicle of the Water Program (WAT) is the Flagship Initiative on Water Futures and Solutions (WFaS): World Water Scenarios.

This new initiative aims to enable science-based policy formulation and informed decision making in the face of increasing uncertainty and growing water challenges around the world.

In the domain of agriculture, water problems like absent or unreliable water supply, poor sanitation or irrigation services, unmitigated floods and droughts, or degraded water environments, will also be addressed by WAT through special projects using advanced modeling tools and methodologies. 

Water Futures and Solutions

The Water Futures and Solutions: World Water Scenarios Initiative (WFaS), was launched in 2013, and aims to find robust solutions to water challenges under different future development pathways. More

Overview of Special Projects

Special Projects in 2013 encompassed methodological upgrades to modeling tools and research with stakeholders in China and India with respect to future projects. More

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Last edited: 22 May 2014

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