Water

Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab

Population growth, climate change, urbanization, and development are bringing unprecedented challenges to meeting the world’s diverse needs for water and food. The Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab, J-WAFS, was established in the fall of 2014 as an Institute-wide effort to bring MIT’s unique strengths to bear on these problems.

Off-Grid Water Purification in Rural India

To address chemical contamination in areas of India without access to grid electricity, researchers at the Tata Center are designing scalable, efficient, and sustainable water purification systems.

Rural Water Supply Systems in India

Researchers are collaborating with the state governments of Gujarat and Maharashtra to develop a platform for planning sustainable rural water systems that can be scaled and adapted.

Water Quality and Sanitation in Nepal

The MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been working in Nepal since 1999 to help provide clean drinking water and improved sanitation to those in need.