Mission 2017 proposes implementing solutions to the problem of global water security that are inspired by engineering, politics, economics, and culture.

Engineering Politics Economics People
Engineering Solutions Political Solutions Economic Solutions Social Solutions
Improve access to safe water by updating existing technologies and techniques. Ensure equal access and sustainable use of water by drawing transboundary agreements and enforcing regulation. Reduce industrial and consumer waste by redefining the economical value of water. Bring collective action by changing the global mindset about water.

Collectively, these solutions represent a framework for nations, non-governmental organizations, and people to use so that every person has access to clean water for the next 100 years.

  1. Increasing Water Access in Rural and Urban Communities
  2. Rainwater Harvesting
  3. Dams and Reservoirs
  4. Hydroelectric Power
  5. Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage
  6. Managing Industrial Pollution
  7. Mining
  8. Managing Sewage
  9. Managing Agricultural Waste
  10. Fertilizers
  11. Irrigation
  12. GM crops
  13. Hydraulic Fracturing
  14. Biofuels Overview
  15. Implementation of Biofuels
  16. Desalination and water recycling
  17. Depletion and artificial recharge


  1. Water Management Systems
  2. Transboundary Agreements
  3. Regulating with environmental priority
  4. Reducing Pesticide Contamination through Adaptive Licensing
  5. Water Security in developing countries
  1. Water Tariffs
  2. Cap and Trade
  1. Virtual Water labeling
  2. Social Solutions to Water and Energy Problems
  3. Community involvement and education
  4. Local context