- Research project
- – Western Pacific
We consider the social, environmental and economic impacts of water-related decisions by integrating community, scientific, engineering, economic, legal, health and political perspectives. We focus on six related themes: WASH in the water cycle, water leadership, water financing, integrated water governance, healthy and productive catchments and water-resilient communities.
We believe that planned and delivered WASH services need to be embedded in a whole-of-water-cycle approach, to manage risks and build resilient systems. Adopting a whole-of-systems approach allows fuller consideration of the range of benefits, trade offs, impacts and risks.
We are following the examples of leading international water organisations in an attempt to close the financial gap for water, in line with Sustainable Development Goal ambitions.
We believe that ensuring our catchments are healthy, productive and resilient is the cornerstone to protecting our water sources and the environment. Everything we do, no matter where we live, has the potential to impact on our waterways downstream. Managing our waterways and natural assets at the catchment-level through integrated water management will improve catchment health and support the environment, economy and health of our communities.