Water is a vital and catastrophic force in our lives. How is MIT responding to the challenges of water systems across disciplines, scales, and cultures?

By studying water from every angle in 100 MIT classes, such as 1.74 (Land, Water, Food, and Climate), and building connections within MIT’s student-run Water Club.


By developing practical, imaginative solutions to global water problems, from harvesting potable water from fog in the Earth’s driest regions to redesigning the hurricane barriers of the future.


By incorporating green infrastructure into campus design. Innovative stormwater management techniques will be an integral strategy as MIT renews its urban campus, built along a mile of the Charles.


By transforming conversations to overcome legal and policy barriers to a sustainable future. The Water Diplomacy project engages leaders from around the world on water security and water conflict issues.