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

Public Meetings

WATERLAT-GOBACIT organizes regular meetings featuring conferences, round tables, paper sessions, workshops, public conversations, and related activities on a range of themes relevant to the Objectives, and Research Priorities. (Visit here 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

We make regular public statements about topics such as the violation of water-related rights or the substantive democratisation of water Politics and management. Visit here our Public statements’ webpage.


We have projects involving research, teaching, institutional collaboration, and intervention activities. Visit here the Projects webpage.


Podcasts Series “Voices for Water”

We publish a series of Podcasts titled “Voices for Water” featuring interviews on a range of issues, from social conflicts triggered by water privatisation projects or the challenges facing rural communities in Latin America to exercise the right to water in practice, to the impacts of extrativist productive activities on socio-ecological systems, and life more broadly. Visit here the Podcasts webpage.


Among other items, our Publications include a book series, and the journal WATERLAT-GOBACIT Working Papers. Since 2014 the Network offers a regular Student Prize consisting in the publication of books and articles based on doctoral and master dissertations Visit here the Student Prize webpage.  


Repository of video recordings

The Network has repository of full video recordings of international events, research project activities, such as interviews, publication’s presentations and debate, and other materials that are available in open access.


The Network’s team includes individual and institutional members as well as graduate and post-graduate students. In addition to its academic members, the team includes members of Non Governmental Organizations, social movements, workers unions, and other actors relevant to our approach, objectives, and research priorities. Visit here the Team’s webpage.