Science is the key to our success.

At the Water Institute, we believe that evidence matters, and that good science should drive both policy and practice. Our goal is to ask the right questions, collect the evidence, and use that evidence to improve service delivery and water resources management.

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February 6, 2024

Abstracts for the 2024 UNC Water and Health Conference are now being accepted through May 1, 2024. The conference will be held on October 14-18, 2024 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

January 26, 2024

Water Institute Student Research Spotlight: Learn about doctoral student Sarah Lebu's work studying how climate change and natural disasters affect sanitation in informal communities in Africa in Carolina Health feature article "When climate change puts sanitation at risk."

September 18, 2023

Water Institute's team member and graduate student Anushka Banerjee was recently interviewed by Gillings Global School of Public Health about her work and interests including at the Institute. Read the full interview here.

2024 UNC Water and Health Conference Abstracts Portal Open

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Accepting research abstract submissions through May 1, 2024

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Environmental Sciences and Engineering (ESE) department's monthly social event for faculty, staff and students

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From our knowledge hub

The Knowledge Hub is the place to find all of our publications, reports, digests, briefs, manuals, webinars, videos and any shareable product that has been produced by the Water Institute.

AAD Sisco Memorial Forum Preserving Life: Climate Change, Water and Diplomacy
Ensuring India’s Water Security
Environment, Peace, and Conflict: Opportunities and Risks for the New Administration

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