Science-Practitioner Partnerships

Over the last decade, we have worked to reduce social inequalities through long-term and interdisciplinary research to address enduring challenges of river water security in urban Asia, climate resilience in Africa and results-based funding for safe drinking water in rural Africa and Asia.

We aim to make 10 million poor people in Africa and Asia water secure by 2024, and advance thinking on rural water finance to provide reliable water services for 100 million people by 2030.


Keeping piped water flowing in rural India

The Government of India aims to provide every rural household with piped drinking water by 2024. Significant public investments have been allocated between 2019 and 2024 to support Prime Minister Modi’s vision through the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM). As the construction phase nears completion, maintaining piped networks to keep water flowing is an increasing priority. 

Academic collaboration

Graduate students

Visit our graduate students page to learn more.


Vice-Chancellor’s Awards Honour Outstanding Achievements in Smith School

Two Oxford Smith School programmes were awarded in the recent Vice Chancellors awards. The Global Youth Climate Training programme - a Smith School, School of Geography and Global Youth Coalition initiative - won the Environmental Sustainability Award. REACH, a global research programme to improve water security led by Professor Rob Hope, won the VC's Research Engagement Award.