The US-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water

The University of Utah's Water Center forms USAID-funded partnership with Mehran University of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan. The mission of the USPCASW is to help foster Pakistan's water security through applied research, innovations in curriculum, technical training, and policy development.

Water Scarcity is a Women's Rights Issue

Everyday women and children spend a collective 125 million hours gathering the water they need to survive. Water scarcity has emerged as major issue in gender equity around the world, inhibiting the ability of girls to gain an education and women to pursue meaningful careers.

Engineering Solutions to Africa's Water Crisis

University of Utah researcher views environmental engineering as the key to addressing water and sanitation issues in Africa. Dr. Scott Benson has worked extensively on public health issues in Ghana, and has learned a few lessons that could provide insights for other nations to follow.


The University of Utah’s Water Center is dedicated to improving lives through interdisciplinary research promoting the security of the Earth’s water systems.

Water in Our World

Wash day in the Indian state of Rajasthan. More people in India have a cellphone than access to modern sanitation. Researchers at the UU Water Center are working on the next generation of technology to solve this challenge. Learn more.