Providing the right access to clean water
Clean water remains a challenge for millions. That’s why experts at The University of Manchester are applying their findings, or discussing where it’s needed most, to make positive differences in communities around the world.
Research shows that access to water is under threat from a growing population, increasing demands of agriculture and industry, and the impacts of climate change. More than two billion people currently have little or no access to safe and sanitised water across the globe.
Here, experts at The University of Manchester, and their associates around the world, tell us how they're helping to find long-term solutions to problems caused by water shortages and social inequality.
Find out how residents living in informal settlements struggle to access clean water and what we're doing to help them.
India and Nepal
Learn about how water scarcity is adding to irrigation issues, how some communities are unable to access drinking taps, and how others face long-term health conditions caused by high amounts of arsenic in groundwater.
Read about our observation into rising costs preventing communities accessing piped water and our work with local organisations to help resolve limited water infrastructure issues.
Explore the international partnerships we’re forging to deliver solutions to global challenges.
Learn about the FutureDAMS £8 million project, funded by RCUK as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund.
Manchester Environmental Research Institute
Learn about how we're connecting expertise to develop solutions for complex environmental challenges.
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UK’s best university for social and environmental impact
We’re the top higher education institution in the UK in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings. The rankings use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as a framework, including SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation.
Read more on how the SDGs inform our work