About us

FutureDAMS is an interdisciplinary programme, funded by UK Research and Innovation Economic and Social Research Council [ES/P011373/1] as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund, concluding in March 2022.

The consortium worked to improve the planning and governance of integrated water-energy-food-environment (WEFE) systems.

FutureDAMS developed a knowledge base, tools and an innovative approach to assist in the development of natural resource system interventions that have high social and economic value, despite uncertainties about the future.

The research products were co-developed with partners in Myanmar, the Volta basin (West Africa), the Nile basin and East Africa, India and the Middle East

The FutureDAMS consortium of over 30 researchers was led by The University of Manchester (Global Development Institute) and the International Institute for Environment & Development.

The interdisciplinary team included research institutions from across the UK, as well as the case study regions in East Africa, Ghana, Myanmar, Jordan and India.

The senior management team:

  • Principal Investigator: David Hulme, GDI, The University of Manchester
  • Research Director: Julien Harou, MACE, The University of Manchester
  • Capacity Director: Jamie Skinner, IIED