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 trans- and interdisciplinary skills

Training Programme

Upcoming events

Join us at events or sign up for a webinar to connect with experts and learn more about us

The new IPCC/IPBES scientific report on climate change and biodiversity has some powerful stuff in it, including key degrowth ideas such as capping resource use, reducing consumption in rich nations, and "championing alternatives to capitalism."
Save the date: “Climate Resilient Water Management Approaches: Adaptation in an Age of Uncertainty” will focus on the challenges imposed by climate change to semi-arid regions, 17 Jun 2021, 13:00 - 14:30. More info & registration ➡️ @UNESCO