As the world's population grows, so does the demand for – and threat to – the planet's freshwater supply. Stanford researchers are developing a range of promising solutions to freshwater challenges around the globe.

Drinking water

Stanford researchers are developing an affordable and sustainable solution to the challenge of providing safe drinking water to people in need.


An initiative run by Stanford graduate students aims to bring portable, affordable dry household toilets to urban slums worldwide.


Stanford researchers compile best practices and forward solutions to ensure enough water is available to both sustain natural systems and meet people's needs.

Water security

A Stanford project in the Middle East holds promise for better water management and less conflict in arid regions around the globe.


Innovative multi-year project in West Africa shows promise of economically and environmentally sustainable solar irrigation systems.