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.


Three MIT students selected for inaugural J-WAFS fellowships for water solutions

J-WAFS announces the selection of three MIT PhD students who have been awarded J-WAFS fellowships for water solutions for the 2017-2018 academic year...

J-WAFS director John Lienhard on desalination technologies

J-WAFS director, MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Water and Food John Lienhard, published an Op-Ed in The Mark News about how oceans could provide the answer to the world’s growing water crisis...

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.