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.

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J-WAFS: Securing Humankind's Vital Resources

Watch this video to learn more about the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab, the challenges that inspire us, and current projects underway....

From Security to Systems: A new name for the next chapter of our story

Find out more about J-WAFS' name change and learn about our systems-based approach to global water and food challenges....

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.