Members of the Expert & Thematic Platform

One of the main drivers were the close interaction with stakeholders in the different case study basins and further experts and organisations outside of NeWater.

Information on the stakeholders involved in the basins can be found on the case study folders.

The table below gives an overview of international organisations which supported or were actively involved in NeWater platforms.

We would like to thank both our stakeholders and all the contact partners for their support and the good cooperation.


Organisation / Expert group

Relation to NeWater Project

Global Water Partnership (GWP

Overall IWRM thematic network; Dissemination through website and regional basin networks: Inclusion of NeWater case experiences in the GWP Toolbox; Creation of a NeWater partner section in the GWP Toolbox to disseminate main project results

World Water Council (WWC)

Cross-sectoral and governance issues in water, participated during WWF4 in Mexico and WWF5 in Istanbul

Global Water System Project (GWSP) of the earth System Partnership (ESSP)

Water system studies at different scales; synergy between natural and social sciences; international water research agenda

International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP)

Water cycle and water management issues in global change in a biochemical context

Global Energy and Water Experiment (GEWEX) project of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

Water cycle and water management issues in relation to climate variability and climate change and their regional user workshops

International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP)

Water cycle and water management issue in relation to human dimension issues


Water cycle and water management issues in relation to biodiversity

Collaborative Programme on Water and Climate (CPWC), follow up of the Dialogue on Water and Climate

Coping with climate change & variability in water management, tool development; local participatory adaptation agenda in river basins

GUND Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont

Global Change modelling, ecosystem services, environmental economics

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Member of the NeWater Consortium; Ecology and Biodiversity


International Hydrological Programme


Platform partner for co-research

Coordinator Australian based international network of excellence on catchment management

CSIRO Australia

International network on Adaptive management, human-ecosystem interaction

DHI Water & Environment

Cooperation with GWP on training material and Website; Technical developments; engineering, water management modelling

Gender and Water Alliance (GWA)

Gender and Poverty Alleviation Issues in IWRM; various case studies;

International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC)

Groundwater management and IWRM; transboundary groundwater

International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Member of the NeWater Consortium;

integrated assessment, global change

International Water Association (IWA)

Link to water professionals world wide. Communicating create innovative, pragmatic and sustainable solutions to challenging global water needs

International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

CGIAR Challenge Program on Water & Food; ongoing work in case study areas

National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, Tsukuba, Japan

Water management and spatial planning, flood risk mitigation strategies

Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)

Cooperation programe of the 10 Nile countries; Case study partner in Nile

Stockholm Water Institute (SIWI)

Organisation Stockholm World Water Weeks, water policy think-tank

Stichting Global Infrastructure Research Foundation Europe (GIRF)

Improvement of large scale infrastructure, transfer of innovative techniques to consultants & contractors


International Water Education; capacity building in developing countries & countries in transition

University of Washington, USA

Platform research partner on Hydrological issues.

University of Texas

Implementation Water Framework Directive in former Eastern Europe

Water UK

Wastewater sector & Sustainable water resources management