The research priorities of MAIRS-FE focus on:
Water, energy and food nexus. The WEF nexus specifically examines the dynamic coupling of water, energy and food systems and associated processes that link the drivers and consequences, leading to holistic and sustainable solutions to these interwoven challenges and addressing the WEF nexus requires trans-disciplinary endeavour that cuts across sectors and disciplines through co-designing and co-generating knowledge with stakeholders.
Human health in monsoon Asia. This cluster includes: Health effects of air pollution in indoor and outdoor air and in urban and rural areas; Co-benefits of achieving air pollution improvement and climate change reduction based on human health perspectives; Health effects of water shortages and water pollution; Climate change and water borne and air borne infectious diseases; Food supply and malnutrition; Integrated preventative measures for protecting the health of the general public, including clean energy, clean stoves, clean water, urban planning, public transit systems, and sustainable agriculture.
Resilience to climate-related natural disasters.This cluster includes: Factors that affect long-term resilience of local communities to natural disasters; Role of science and scientists in enhancing the resilience of various sectors of society to disasters; Safety nets and insurance; Communicating science information to various stakeholders; Development of standardised loss and damage assessment methods.