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 the 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

Declaration of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network on the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly’s Resolution 64/292 recognizing “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights” 23 July 2020

Resolution 64/292 approved by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 28 July 2010 was preceded by many initiatives that over the decades insisted on the need for a formal recognition of the Human Right to Water and sanitation (HRWS). . …

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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