Our Goals

The Institute for Water Futures key vision is to Understand Change and Enable Action.


Understand Change | Enable Action

Sustainable and just water futures for all, empowered through collaboration, innovation, integrity and influence. 


The IWF supports the diverse social, cultural, environmental and economic values of water. We integrate these values across our programs, guided by principles of interdisciplinarity, collaboration with partners and communities, mutual learning and respect. 

Read our Strategic Plan here


Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.