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

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This Indigenous People's Day, we're spotlighting Zacharias Kunuk. He is a filmmaker who produced the first feature film written, directed, and acted entirely in Inuktitut. It won Best Picture & Best Director at the Genie Awards and Best First Feature Film at Cannes. #ZachKunuk
"A decolonial future requires naming the interconnections between the climate crisis and imperialism, while simultaneously reimagining climate as part of struggles for justice, freedom, and interdependence". New post on our blog by Gustavo García López.
Today 3 #MSCA calls open with €822 mln for 2021 to fund your excellent projects: 👩‍🔬 Postdoctoral Fellowships 👨‍💻 Doctoral Networks 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦MSCA & Citizens Check out the deadlines – we are here to support you!👐😊 👇#HorizonEU" target="_blank"> #HorizonEU
Interested in hanging our #scientists #SciComm poster on your wall? We have some printed versions that we can send out – for free! The first 30 to contact us will receive a hardcopy. 👉Email by the 23rd of July with your name, institution and address.