Centre for Water and Development


The Centre for Water and Development provides a forum for interdisciplinary and comparative research relating to water governance and resource management across the School as well as externally. The Group engages in:

  • Research: collaborative, interdisciplinary research on water resources and development within SOAS and with UK, European and global partners.
  • Education: strengthen and expand water resources related education at SOAS, including distance learning.
  • Partnerships and capacity building: undertake joint projects with academic and NGO partners in Africa, Asia and Europe, and develop proposals in response to expressed needs of practitioners/water professionals.
  • Public debate: enhance informed, critical debate on water resources and development.

The Centre for Water and Development builds on and incorporates earlier water initiatives at SOAS including the Water Issues Group (with Kings College London), the Water for Africa Project at SOAS and the SOAS Water Group.

Meet the members.


Peter Mollinga

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