USPCASW advances water research capacity and impact in Pakistan with a sustainable, externally funded, high-­impact applied research program that bridges expertise among USPCASW and other participants. Overall, the emphasis of USPCASW efforts is on stimulating an innovative applied research program that is multidisciplinary in nature and developed within the broader context of the water-­development nexus to support science‐engineering‐policy interface in Pakistan’s water sector.

To date, USPCASW has received over 30 research proposals. This includes proposals on managing climate change, managing arsenic levels, seawater intrusion, improving irrigation pricing and systems, water scarcity, waste water, nanoparticles, antibiotic resistant bacteria in water, and water governance. These proposals include partnerships between Pakistani and US institutions. USPCASW will be offering 50 applied research grants over the life of the project.