Water & Development Research Group is a multi- and interdisciplinary research group operating at the Aalto University, Finland. The group has a long research tradition in water and development issues as well as in integrated management of water resources.

Water & Development Research Group seeks to look at the interconnections between water and development with a comprehensive view. The group’s research builds on multi- and cross-disciplinarity and on close cooperation with other universities and research institutes both in Finland and abroad.

Aims of the Water & Development Research Group are:

  • To conduct multi- and interdisciplinary water research aiming for sustainable and balanced development
  • To offer educational activities focusing on the links between water and social, economic and environmental development at local, regional and global level
  • To provide expert services in innovating and implementing technologies, strategies, policies and plans for enhancing integrated water resources development and management


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