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

2022-2027 Strategic Plan

GWSC is an applied research and operational center commissioned to respond to our nation’s need for water and environmental security insights. GWSC will inform national and international agencies as well as multi-national companies (MNCs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and others with global interests in water quality and quantity impacts on sectors such as diplomacy, transportation, and supply chain management.

We anticipate our stakeholders will include organizations such as the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), State Department, FEMA, Red Cross, USAID, private companies (e.g., Coca Cola, Unilever), and data producers such as the U.S. Geological Survey, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and academia. Through research, analysis, and communications, we will produce innovative and actionable water and environmental security products that enable decision makers to take appropriate action on water-related issues. To achieve our mission and vision, we will pursue the themes and goals found in our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan.