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

Today celebrates #ERC10kGrantees ! I’m incredibly grateful to @ERC_Research for enabling my recently-begun project exploring volatile social reactions to climate policy. The trust and resources are unparalleled. I’m currently recruiting 3 PhDs to join on the journey! @UtrechtUni
This Monday at 13:15 CET, I will present our paper with @jasonhickel "Is green growth possible?" at the @IBEI research seminar. Register if you want to join the discussion
Another Climate Victory - today in Amsterdam: Advertisement for “fossil fuel products”, such as air travel & cars that run on fossil fuels, will be BANNED from subway stations in Amsterdam ! Next step: National legislation! #climatejustice #degrowth