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

Webinar | 13 April | 15.00 CET The latest special issue of Water International focuses on Source-to-Sea. Want to know more? Join us & @iwra_water for a webinar addressing topics such as building ‘governance networks’ across the source to sea continuum!
Our podcast GROW is starting a special series with the SFSS group ( interviewing IU food researchers. First up, Shellye Suttles talks about how she got started studying food systems and has encouraging words for young people.
The first delft Sociohydrology Conference 2021 - now open for registration and abstracts. Join the conversation about different ways to define and know 'the social' in water!