The United Nation 2023 Water Conference offers a critical opportunity to catalyse actions and innovations that bring increased water security to vulnerable communities across the globe. Researchers have an important role in supporting the delivery of needed on-the-ground impact, but their work must be informed by the priorities and necessities of Global South implementors.
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Smith, D.M., Gordon, C., Kittikhoun, A. et al. Research and innovation missions to transform future water systems. Nat Water 1, 219–222 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s44221-023-00049-w