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

Upcoming events

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

"When #science, official science, is a hegemonic system diversity is epistemically impossible." - A stunning piece from Shiv Vishvanathan on the need to make laws that "represent #nature in the constitution.”
Check out this exciting event on the "Commoning the Anthropocene." Still time to register - come join us in some exciting work and collaborations.
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