About the Center
The Northwestern Center for Water Research was launched on March 28th, 2016. The Water Center’s main purpose is to link the University’s water research efforts in basic sciences, technological advancement, law and policy, and systems analysis and simulation. The Center for Water Research enables the Northwestern community to achieve fundamental advancements in water science, high-performance discovery, design, and commercialization. The Water Center facilitates robust and durable solutions, the integration of theory, data and models. The Water Center is extending the reach of NU faculty through extensive collaborative research, cross-school educational programs, major institutional events, institutional partnerships in Chicago and abroad, promotion of faculty activity, and major proposals and development fundraising. Through these activities, the Water Center develops globally-translatable solutions for regional water problems by engaging diverse industrial, governmental, and community partners to apply the highest levels of science and engineering. The Northwestern Center for Water Research strives to increase opportunities for NU faculty and students in all domains touching water, to catalyze and coordinate water research across NU, and to increase the visibility and bearing of NU water research by solving current and emerging challenges in water systems sustainability, efficiency, and security.
Our mission is to increase opportunities for NU faculty and students in all domains touching on water, to catalyze and coordinate water research across NU, and to increase the visibility and impact of NU water research by solving current and emerging grand challenges in water systems sustainability, efficiency, and robustness.
We vision that Northwestern will be a world leader in designing, simulating, and integrating innovative materials and engineered bioprocesses into water systems to achieve global solutions for regional and local water challenges.