The Water Institute

The Water Institute

 

The University Water Institute was founded in 1990 in order to conduct pioneering and world-class research in the water-related issues; as a vital natural resource, as a geodynamic agent, and as a biosphere support. Since its founding, the Institute has taken a multidisciplinary approach, improving humanity’s understanding of aquatic systems and contributing to the development of tools and products which promote the sustainable management of the world’s water resources.

At present, over 70 individuals, among them teachers, interns, and permanent staff, conduct research at our institute. These researchers come from a broad range of academic disciplines, thus ensuring that the research carried out by our 6 research groups is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary in nature.

Our current research groups are as follows:

  • Water resources

  • Environmental microbiology

  • Continental pelagic networks

  • Functional ecology

  • Sweep: Studies on wellbeing, the environment, and economic policy

  • Technology for water treatment and management

Over the course of the last 20 years, our researchers have taken part in over 150 research projects. We are also committed to providing both public and private institutions with specialised consultancy services, both locally and regionally.

To learn more about our research institute and find out more about our current research groups, activities, and upcoming events, please visit The Water Institute homepage