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 source-to-sea water resource management approach helps protect oceans & manage freshwater & land resources more sustainably. Register for @UNECE ’s Global Workshop on Source-to-sea Management, 14-16 Dec 2022 in Switzerland and online.
📢Save the date ! The GROUNDWATER Summit 2022 organized by @unescoWATER and @UNIGRAC will define actions towards more responsible and sustainable use and protection of water💧 📅 December 7th and 8th 📍Unesco HQ or online Register here ➡