The Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) works towards environmentally benign, scalable solutions for water and food systems across a range of regional, social, and economic contexts by incubating technologies and fostering innovative regional collaborations. Watch our video to find out more.


J-WAFS Director Elected as a 2018 AAAS Fellow

Congratulations to our director, John H. Lienhard V, one of three MIT faculty to be elected as a 2018 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)....

Announcing: 2018 J-WAFS Seed Grant Funding Opportunity

MIT principal investigators may submit proposals for innovative water and food systems research to our seed grant call for proposals through January 16, 2019....

We can substantially expand the world’s fresh water supply by developing low-cost, energy-efficient, and environmentally benign methods of desalination and reuse.

We see systems in need of MIT’s deep expertise in science, engineering, architecture, urban design, policy, economics, and simulation.

We can preserve the gains of the Green Revolution – which has enabled us to feed billions – while mitigating its costs to the environment.

Our focus is on human needs. Informed by science and driven by innovation, we work to solve problems.

We should not be surprised if, in the space of a generation, water overshadows religion and oil as a source of conflict around the world.