ERI launched of the Water Futures Initiative in 2018 with funding provided by A. Cary Brown ’84 (Fiddlehead Fund). Water Futures is a pan-university initiative working on solutions to major socio-environmental challenges in water security. It is designed to achieve synthesis across disciplines and sectors in a problem-oriented framework. Water Futures will link faculty, students, and programs at UVA with leading scholars and professionals working in other academic and non-academic institutions, drawing from different backgrounds and perspectives. The goal of the Water Futures Initiative is to build strong, collaborative teams, centered at UVA, and primed to respond to major water resilience challenges and opportunities.