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

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Excited about our newly published (open-access) paper! In the paper, we: 1) quantify the model (dis)agreement across 3 global riverine flood models (basin level, global scale). 2) present how data choice affects riverine exposure estimates (26 countries).
Policy transfer as asymmetrical conversation: new paper by @hasan_shahnoor, Jaap Evers and Andres Verzijl - based on study of travels of Dutch Delta Plan to Bangladesh and Vietnam.
@NEWAVE_NETWORK it has been incredible conducting fieldwork in Spain with support from @FNCAgua and Nuria Hernandez-Mora
Does the name really matter? Yes it does. Names frame discussions and with it the substance of what is – and what is not – being discussed. As long as economic growth will stand in the way of social-ecological justice, it will make sense to speak of #degrowth.