The training programme is structured in three pillars:
- network-wide training,
- training through research, and
- training through engagement.
Network-wide trading involves foundational summer and spring schools organised across three ‘hubs’:
- Amsterdam (organised collectively by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Universiteit van Amsterdam, and IHE Delft) for Seasonal School I,
- Kenya (University of Nairobi, University of Oxford, and UNICEF) for Seasonal School II and
- Spain (Fundacion Nueva Cultura del Agua and Univesidad Autonoma de Barcelona) for Seasonal School III.
The Amsterdam hub will provide the basis foundational knowledge and methods used by ESRs. University of Oxford, University of Nairobi and partner organisations in Kenya will host a School that addresses field methods. Finally, FNCA Spain will lead a network-wide training in engagement.
The “Seasonal Schools” will create the common scientific ground for the ESRs and they will also represent a fundamental occasion to build the human and relational network.
The ESRs will be also involved in four different Virtual Labs (VLs) and two synthesis workshops.
Training through research will be guided by individual training plans developed for each ESR and delivered through virtual labs and meetings, offering webinars and training seminars in relevant analytical techniques and synthesis activities. The ESRs will go through a variety or research experiences, both individual on their own PhD project as well as, through the many collaborative initiatives such as the Virtual Labs related working groups and the integration and synthesis activities. The ESRs will also receive local training to strengthen and support specific methodological needs and skills development both at their host universities and at their non-university secondments.
Training through engagement will involve a staged process of professional skill development and partner engagement starting from the design of each study and continuing throughout the development of the project and dissemination of findings.
|Main training event & network activities||Duration||Lead|
|Seasonal Training Schools|
|NEWAVE Theoretical School, Amsterdam||10 days||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|NEWAVE Methodological School, Kenya||10 days||University of Nairobi and University of Oxford|
|NEWAVE Transferable, Actionable and Dissemination Skills School, Spain||7 days||Fundacion Nueva Cultura del Agua|
|Virtual Lab 1: Water problématiques: the meaning of a social-hydrological view on valuing water||Every ~2 m||Politecnico di Milano|
|Virtual Lab 2: Dissecting Water Governance Paradigms, the case of the OECD water principles and SDGs||Every ~2 m||Leuphana University|
|Virtual Lab 3: Patterns of Governance: the case of the EU Water Framework Directive||Every ~2 m||Every ~2 m Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|Virtual Lab 4: Brainstorming virtual zone||Every ~2 m||ESRs|
|Synthesis Workshop 1: PPP diagnosis, and assessment||2 days||School of Oriental And African Studies, University Of London|
|Synthesis Workshop 2: future WG alternatives||2 days||University of Oxford|