World Water Day 2021

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 09:45:00 GMT

Clean water remains a challenge for millions. That’s why in recognition of World Water Day on 22 March, our University experts 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.

In a series of short case studies, University experts and their associates around the world highlight some of the problems caused by water shortages and social inequality, and how they are working with local organisations to help find long-term solutions.

Focusing on Brazil, India, Nepal and Sub-Saharan Africa, the research aligns to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation.

In their case study, PhD students Debapriya Chakrabarti and Purva Dewoolkar, along with Dr Deljana Iossifova, Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies, tell us about how water shortages are commonplace for local for residents and how Manchester research is providing solutions to the technical infrastructure.

For more information and to read the case studies, click here.