International Water Association

Plotting a path to a digital water future

Water utilities face a challenge to make the most of the increasing opportunities offered by digital technologies. Here we review a new report produced...

COVID-19: an opportunity to recover better

The water sector has found itself caught up in the current pandemic in many ways. Our responses can help shape a more resilient future...

How businesses can secure clean, safe water

What is the single most important measure that government officials in local, state and national water agencies should take to ensure large and small businesses...

Hold back the waters – for cash?

From Australia to the US, cities are starting to embrace stormwater retention credit trading, or ‘catch and trade’ markets. By James Workman Extreme weather wreaks havoc...

Racing the pandemic: realising wastewater monitoring’s potential

Wastewater monitoring looks set to bring extra speed and accuracy to public health measures to trace the spread of COVID-19 and, ultimately, contribute to...

Interview: John Beaumont, Chief Digital Officer at Thames Water

You’re the company’s first Chief Digital Officer, which is a relatively new term many corporations have yet to embrace. How do you explain what...
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Wuhan Water’s ‘Safe Mode’ during the COVID-19 pandemic

Yifan Wang and Wenxin Qu of Wuhan Water Group Company Limited present the utility's 'Safe Mode' for water treatment plant operation during the COVID-19...

The blended finance opportunity for water investments

Innovation in financing is needed to bridge the water sector investment gap. Kathleen Dominique, of the OECD, looks at the potential of blended finance.   Water...

Masdar: a paradigm for resource management?

Nick Michell spoke to leading water experts about Masdar’s attempt to become a green hydro city "As one of the most recent attempts at billion-dollar hydro-eco-utopia, what...

Groundwater: Protecting tomorrow’s resources

Lack of data, illegal abstraction, population growth, and unsustainable agricultural practices are putting the continued supply of good quality groundwater at risk. Based on...

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Toronto Water – serving the host city of the World Water...

Toronto Water has transformed the city’s water management. Ahead of IWA’s World Water Congress & Exhibition in the capital of the Canadian province of...

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UNU report warns on tipping points if environmental risks not addressed

A new report released by the United Nations University (UNU) has found that drastic changes to fundamental socioecological systems are likely if environmental risks...