Water research brings together researchers and research groups from various fields of science at the University of Eastern Finland. We conduct research on a high international level and educate water experts. We provide interdisciplinary solutions for the sustainable, responsible and integrated utilization of aquatic resources by combining expertise from various scientific disciplines. We develop trailblazing technologies for water monitoring and treatment as well as recognition of aquatic pollutants. We provide interdisciplinary solutions for protecting aquatic biodiversity and for managing the resilience of freshwater aquatic ecosystems effectively. In addition, we aim to create sustainable well-being from water resources and nature tourism and develop adaptive and transformative governance tools for a science-based, effective and equitable management of waters. Furthermore, we are building an open innovation ecosystem, where stakeholders from universities, national research institutes, and water related businesses can meet and establish collaborative networks.