Project on Water Security

Improving coherence between U.S. global food security and U.S. global water security policy and programming.

With data-driven research and analysis, the CSIS Project on Water Security will present comprehensive policy solutions to the challenges water insecurity poses to U.S. geopolitical and economic interests, with a special focus on the relationship between global food security and global water security. The CSIS Project on Water Security is supported with the generosity of CSIS Trustee Henrietta Fore and builds upon years of world-class research from CSIS’s Global Food Security Program.


A woman carries water in front of a surreal desert sunset

Created by Sarah Grace with footage from Getty and Storyblocks

Troubling Waters: Understanding Global Water Security

As the ramifications of the global water crisis grow in scope and severity, understanding the manifold and devastating consequences of water insecurity—in all its forms—is increasingly critical to safeguarding the lives and livelihoods of billions around the world.

Digital Report by Zane Swanson and Sarah Grace — February 12, 2024