Water security is a defining challenge for society, science and policy in the twenty-first century. The World Economic Forum has identified water supply crises among the top global risks for three years running. Recognizing the need for interdisciplinary science to respond, the University of Oxford Water Network organized the first international conference on Water Security, Risk and Society in April 2012.
The conference convened over 200 thought leaders from science, policy and enterprise in 30 countries to take stock of the scientific evidence on water security risk and prioritize future interdisciplinary research.
Published in a Special Issue of Phil Trans A, some of the manuscripts are Open Access and available online to everyone