International Water Association

High and dry: How legalisation of cannabis is impacting local water security

Beyond the arguments over medical benefits, cash crops, and cross-border ‘drug wars’, Montgomery Simus explains how the global footprint of cannabis trafficking is rapidly diversifying, complicating the...

Climate smart utilities and the pipe to power push

Climate change demands that utilities do more on mitigation, with a push to carbon neutrality, and on adaptation. As IWA launches its Climate Smart Utilities...

Climate change and urban groundwater – the path to resilience

Climate change is making the management of urban groundwater more critical than ever before. Radu Gogu, Susie Mielby, Jane Dottridge and Stephen Foster highlight...

Danube invests in human capacity for cleaner water

New partnerships and personnel appointments have given utilities a bigger role in the management of the river Danube. By James Workman It is not the deepest,...

Pioneering the path to non-sewered sanitation

With IWA’s first conference on non-sewered sanitation taking place later this year, Jay Bhagwan, chair of the Specialist Group on this topic, highlights the...

Viewpoint: disrupting water supply and sanitation in Latin America

Pablo Bereciartua on water utility innovation and the opportunities to break from traditional approaches. Latin America is home to more than 600 million people. Countries...

Detecting COVID-19 variants in wastewater

The global COVID-19 pandemic escalated quickly, and the challenge has been compounded by the rapid spread of new variants. The Source reviews some of...

On-demand generation from anaerobic digestion

A partnership between Thames Water Utilities and the University of Surrey in the UK is exploring innovative solutions for the best use of anaerobic...

Aiding the flow of the digital water transformation

To contribute to sector progress with digitalisation, the Global Water Research Coalition has released a report drawing on cases from around the world. The...

Berlin’s citizens reclaim their river after 100-year ban

The last time swimmers were able to bathe in the River Spree was 1925 when it was closed due to increasing pollution. Jonathan Andrews met...

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Engineering solutions that put society front and centre

Winner of IWA’s Water and Development Award for Research, Dr Veena Srinivasan explains why it is critical to consider social needs and impacts when...

NEWS

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...