Global Water Security Center

Providing decision makers with the most reliable, ground-breaking research, applied scientific techniques, and best practices so that the hydrologic cycle and its potential impacts can be put in a context for appropriate action and response by the United States

About Us

Our Mission

GWSC translates water and environmental science to help global decision makers improve security at the intersection of water, energy, food, and health.

Why Our Work is Important

To make the best decisions, U.S. and international leaders need to understand where around the world water and climate can impact instability and conflict. Yet a gap exists between environmental research and the people who can put this information to work.

GWSC bridges this gap through innovative, thoughtful water- and environmental-security analysis communicated in clear, compelling briefs.

Contact Us

Whether you are interested in partnering with us or just want to learn more about our work, we would love to hear from you. Contact us here.

2022-2027 Strategic Plan

The Global Water Security Center has laid out a clear set of goals and objectives for the next five years. Read more about them here. To download our info sheet, click here.

Our Objectives

As outlined in our 2022-27 Strategic Plan, our objectives are:

  • Deliver data, information, knowledge, and training to help key decision makers understand the connection between water security and national security and to leverage that knowledge to achieve their missions.
  • Advance water and environmental security science by facilitating research through collaborative partnerships with academia, government, and industry.
  • Develop and maintain water and environmental security information and data that are consistent, up-to-date, and reliable. This will improve engagement with partners while encouraging them to integrate the information into key national security work.
About The University of Alabama

The Global Water Security Center is located at The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System and the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.