Welcome to The Center for Secure Water (C4SW) at the University of Illinois! The Center to Secure Water is headquartered in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Our center is dedicated to creating, developing, and growing novel and transformative solutions in the water resources space.

Creating a secure water world requires ensuring safe, sufficient, and clean water access for various needs, including human consumption, agriculture, industry, and ecosystems. This entails understanding, predicting, and managing water in the coupled human-natural systems while addressing compounded risks from weather and water extremes, pollution, and climate change impacts. Ultimately, secure water aims to preserve resources, promote sustainability, build resilience, and ensure fair management for future generations.