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The mission of IMDEA Water is to produce scientific peer-reviewed research that will address key issues, advance understanding, inform decisions, and shape policies concerning water resources in the region and beyond. The Institute serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary research, bringing together expertise from a range of scientific, natural resources, engineering, and policy disciplines. Our research focuses on the scientific and societal aspects of water—demands and supplies; quality and quantity; physical, chemical, and biological characteristics; time and space variability; watershed processes; and economic, ecological, and equity considerations. IMDEA Water integrates research with education, thereby uniting researchers, students, professionals, and the public in a collaborative effort to solve problems.

The institute must provide to water managers and decision makers, the knowledge and the solutions necessary to treat the uncertainties related to our water future.