The Sustainable Water Future Programme (Water Future) is a not-for-profit central activity under Future Earth, a global platform facilitating international scientific collaboration to help direct and drive solutions to the world’s water problems. Consistent with the broad objectives of the SDG6 for Water, research conducted through Water Future seeks to ensure a balance between the needs of humankind and nature, offering solutions which are underpinned by interdisciplinary science. Water Future champions the application of integrated research to generate solutions that can be used to support policies for sustainable development. The programme serves as an ideas incubator, network hub and translator of scientific findings to address science, engineering, governance and management issues and drive policy change. The programme brings a unique, systems-level perspective to develop integrated approaches for both diagnosing water-related challenges and crafting innovative solutions. The history of Water Future is strong, building on a more than a decade of coordinated international research under the Global Water System Project (GWSP), Water Future has 4 key objectives-1.Conduct innovative research and knowledge synthesis 2. Find solutions to complex water problems through stakeholder collaboration 3. Future-proof our water system through a comprehensive assessment of our global water system 4. Influence policy-making through capacity building and outreach.