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Water. For some so commonplace, and for others so special. To give every human being access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation will be a major challenge the coming decades. The water industry itself is in an era of increased regulation and keener public interest in water issues. The time is ripe for water research organisations to join together to face tough issues that cross national boundaries.

Twelve leading research organisations across the world saw this compelling need for a coordinated effort to promote advancement in water science. They came together in mid-2001 to address that urgency by establishing an international water research alliance -- the Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC). The Global Water Research Coalition is dedicated to promoting international cooperation and collaboration in water-related research.

The GWRC was officially formed in April 2002 with the signing of the partnership agreement at the International Water Association 3rd World Water Congress.


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