Water for Impact Themes.

The aim of TU Delft | Water For Impact is to promote water research that contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals agenda, and has multidisciplinary science, technology and innovation at the core of their work.

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More than 152 researchers work with 68 partners in 24 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and across seven themes. These themes are Water for: food, industry, environment, drinking, cities, health, and values.

Water For Food

Addressing inefficiencies, irrigation practices and developing new technologies to provide sufficient water for growing the world's food.

Water For Drinking

Developing new technologies, methods and systems to ensure equitable and affordable access to safe drinking water.

Water For Values

Understanding the fundamental role of water in human flourishing and economic development and recognising that role in research and implementation.

Water For Health

Providing access to good sanitation to reduce the economic and societal burden of water-borne diseases.

Water For Cities

Supporting the development of urban areas by minimising the gap between available water sources and the water demands by reducing inefficiencies, exploring new sources, and identifying linkages and synergies between sectors.

Water For Industry

Exploring new sources and sectoral synergies to optimise water usage for industrial practices.


Stewardship of the entire water cycle to minimise the negative effects of human activity on the environment.

We Value

Curious about what motivates us? Or perhaps you would like to take a dive deep into some of our research projects and the impact they have had. Download our booklet today.


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Project submissions are for researchers, students and partners of the TU Delft | Water For Impact. You will be taken to an Airtable form where you can fill in the appropriate information. Thanks!