About Us


Who we are

Water21 is a facilitating framework of water experts and community groups. Originally a department of Vision 21 Gloucestershire, arising from the 1997 ‘Water For Tomorrow’ conference at Slimbridge, WWT.

Mission statement

We aim to assist with the global implementation of safe, economically viable and sustainable water management solutions.

We promote soft engineered, naturalistic, community led approaches that utilise grass roots, local knowledge.

How we work

We are a not for profit organisation. We work within the Free Marketplace as dictated by the Water Acts, and wherever possible we freely provide our expertise at a level of professional excellence.

We support academic studies through student bursaries and internships working on the leading edge of sustainable water management.

In addition to commissioned studies and projects, we also work on a goodwill basis wherever we can, both in the provision of our expertise and by the promotion of partnerships between communities, stakeholders and other agencies.