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Scientific Output

Our goal is to act as a portal for research that addresses very relevant worldwide water challenges. Water for drinking, water for health, water for environments, and more. Sanitation for the globe's cities, mitigation of floods and droughts, and the timely delivery of water of sufficient quality for society's and nature's needs.

Our members carry out research in both Europe and the Global South, fostering long standing links with Africa and Asia.

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To tackle world wide water problems our approach includes four key elements:

A Challenge

Our starting point are global water challenges faced by people in developing countries: clean water, sanitation and disaster resilience and response.


Research for global water resilience involves creative, out-of-the-box, high-quality scientific and technological innovations with a tangible outputs.


Close cooperation between TU Delft scientists and local partners in Sub Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia create concrete solutions for global water resilience.

Local Impact

Tangible solutions that directly improve lives of people living in low resource settings. A safer living environment, creation of economic activity and affordable, sustainable and reliable tools.

We integrate human-centred participatory design principles.

To open up local, on-the-ground knowledge and creativity. We use this approach in order for everyone to become a water technology inventor, safeguarding local values, perceptions and desires.

Water resources are critical for survival, safety, human wellbeing and dignity.

We believe in action and testing our ideas in the field and that low resources should not necessarily mean low tech. We are proud to share many of the technological fruits created by Water For Impact.

We're proud of our research partners

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