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

We are hiring! Do you have an MSc in hydrogeology (or related field), GIS and programming (e.g. Python) skills, (geo)statistics knowledge and are you fluent in English? Then you may be the Junior/Medior Groundwater Specialist we are looking for.
1 March: official kick-off day of my @ERC_Research PerfectSTORM project! A PhD position on drought-flood narratives, participatory social science methods, dynamic vulnerability will be announced soon. And later 2 postdoc positions on qualitative & quantitative future modelling.
#Water, #energy and #FoodSecurity are all linked to one another in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. Read about five key actions that emerged from the first sessions of an @FAO webinar series providing examples from the Near East and North Africa region.