Global Water System Project (GWSP)

Global Water System Project (GWSP)

GWSP research supports global assessments of water, and the development of adaptation strategies to global change with the appropriate scientific basis. GWSP coordinates and supports a bold research agenda to understand this complex system with its interactions between natural and human components and their feedbacks.

GWSP aims to address the central research questions:

  • How are humans changing the global water cycle, the associated biochemical cycles, and the ecosystem function of the global water system?
  • What are the socio-economic and environmental feedbacks arising from these changes?

While science driven, the Joint Project on the Global Water System provides policy-informing results, specifically targeting issues pertaining to the global aspects of environmental change that are of high interest to water managers worldwide.

GWSP provides strategies for policy-informing research on human dimensions underpinned by political discourse, global observing systems, model simulations, and by delivering tailored products for water managers on all continents.

Organisation Information

Organisation Type: 

  • RTO

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