About the Network

About us

WATERLAT-GOBACIT is an inter- and transdisciplinary network for teaching, research and practical action on the politics and management of water. It addresses issues such as social conflicts around inequalities and injustices caused by water megaprojects, extractivism, the commodification of essential services, or the impact of water-related disasters. Read more

Meetings

WATERLAT-GOBACIT organizes a regular meeting featuring conferences, round tables, paper sessions, workshops, public conversations, and related activities. We also organize sessions in international events and specific meetings on a range of themes relevant to objectives and priorities (visit our Public Meetings page ).

Thematic Areas

The Network has 10 Thematic Areas (TAs), which show the diversity of interests of our members and students. Visit here our TAs’ pages.


Public statements

A Reflection on World Water Day 2017

On World Water Day 2017, we take advantage of the lessons that keep arriving from the Global North so we can avoid making the same mistakes in water politics and management worldwide. Today, the British newspaper The Guardian published a report about London’s private water company given a record fine for failing to comply with environmental standards. It related to “huge leaks of untreated sewage [emptied] into the Thames and its tributaries and on to land [… that] led to serious impacts on residents, farmers, and wildlife, killing birds and fish”.

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Projects

The Network has a project series of research, teaching, institutional collaboration, and intervention activities. Visit here the Projects page.

Members

The Network’s team includes individual and institutional members and a large number of graduate and post-graduate students. In addition to academics and students, the team includes public sector workers, members of Non Governmental Organizations, social movements, indigenous and peasant communities, workers unions, and other relevant sectors. See the team. We present separately our “members” and “students” to emphasise the importance of our student body. Annually the Network gives a Student Prize consisting in the publication of the best doctoral and master dissertations. Visit the Prize page