Interdisciplinary Research Program – TUDelft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
NWO-DST Water4Change [W4C]: Integrative and fit-for-purpose water sensitive design for fast growing livable cities

Cooperation The Netherlands – India on Urban Water Systems. Transdisciplinary Programme co-funded through NWO Dutch Research Council and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (project n. W 07.7019.103 | DST-1429-WRC).

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Project Coordinators:

Delft University of Technology (TUDelft)  | Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)

Project Partners:

CEPT University
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT)
Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITG)
Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM)
Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT), Erasmus University
University of Twente
IHE Delft, Institute for Water Education

IRC Wash

The Water4Change (W4C) research programme addresses the complex challenges to urban water systems faced by fast-growing secondary cities in India and the sustainability transitions that are needed for short- and long-term mitigation of, adaptation to and coping with urgencies and uncertainties. By co-creating a Water Sensitive City Framework and a Fit-for-Purpose Guidelines, W4C aims to enable water sensitive development, accounting for site specificities, knowledge and practices, presenting innovative interventions, practices and design, and policy guidelines.

Launch of W4C project website: