TU Delft Water for Impact is about valuing water. Water is a basic human right and should be available to all. Water for food, water for hygiene and water for drinking. The less we have to  worry about the availability, quality and cost of water the better human lives and human societies become. Our aim is to promote water research that contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals agenda. Multidisciplinary science, technology and innovation are at the core of our work. We believe in implementation, testing our ideas in the field and that low resources should not necessarily mean low tech. The best way to learn and make progress is by doing. We believe in action and having the courage to try out new ideas and learn from our mistakes and failures. We call this “actionable science”. We know our strengths and weaknesses and seek to build partnerships that are greater than the sum of their parts. Building and fostering strong interdisciplinary relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders will make us stronger and allow us to go the furthest.

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TU Delft | Water for Impact is a programme of TU Delft | Global Initiative.