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.


J-WAFS projects make inroads on global food and water challenges

Nearly two dozen research teams supported by J-WAFS presented updates on their work at a day-long event on Sept. 15th, 2017, highlighting the objectives and outcomes of projects that take a variety of approaches to solving food and water sector challenges...

J-WAFS awards commercialization grants to develop technologies for water and food solutions

J-WAFS announces three new recipients of J-WAFS Solutions grants, as well as the award of a second year of funding to two current projects...

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.