Next water governance

The NEWAVE project aims to point the way forward in the global debate about water governance. It does so by developing research and training for a new generation of future water governance leaders, and by equipping them with the transdisciplinary skills to better tackle water challenges.

About us

What we do?

The rising threats of future water crises and hydro-social challenges, present an urgent need to enhance the global capacity to reflect critically on the current water governance trajectory.

Bring together

an excellent trans-national and transdisciplinary network of water governance organisations


Develop and implement

a cutting-edge actionable research agenda on the key water governance priorities and insights for future directions

Research projects


a new generation of water governance and ensure that they have the trans- and interdisciplinary skills

ESRs Recruitment
In an incredibly powerful @NEWAVE_NETWORK lecture, Erik Swyngedouw just threw a molotov cocktail on concepts of "virtual #water", "#sustainability", "#adaptation" & asked for a focus on "equitable durability" -pathways to ensure an equitable distribution of social power. Kudos ✊
@ErikSwyngedouw's wonderful lecture, challenging concepts such as Adaptation and Resilience because they tend to reproduce the current power relations on water. He propose the concept of EQUITABLE DURABILITY, instead, as an invitation to radically transform the current situation.