International Water Association

Countdown to Kigali

The 2023 IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition is approaching fast and will help advance options for low- and middle-income countries. Erika Yarrow-Soden...

Water – facilitating collaborative dialogues

International collaboration will be essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and this will require trusted partners to facilitate negotiations. Erika Yarrow-Soden talks to...

Portugal enables the human rights to water and sanitation by design

By Carolina Latorre Policies are blueprints through which we transform vision into reality. So when the sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG6) incorporated the human rights to safe...

Why intermittent supplies are no answer to cities hit by drought

Brazil, Cyprus, Australia & South Africa compare stories of drought resilience at the Water Loss 2018 Conference in Cape Town. By Ronnie McKenzie Nearly a year...

Rwanda: hosting the dialogue on water and development

With registration now open for IWA’s Water and Development Congress & Exhibition in Kigali, Rwanda, in December, Programme Committee chair Doulaye Kone explains why...

Turning black markets into new opportunities

The cultivation of qat, a mild narcotic which is consumed by 70 percent of Yemeni adults, is draining aquifers in a country where three...

Unlocking the role of water reuse

The 13th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, held in Chennai, India, in January, saw leading experts in water reclamation and reuse...

Denmark’s water utility SDG agenda for change

Water and wastewater utilities in Denmark have taken a lead in the country, working to integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their...

A life in water

Gustaf Olsson talks to Erika Yarrow-Soden about some of the motivations behind his latest book and his long career in water.   Now retired from Lund...

Building resilience into urban water management

Climate change is making New York City rethink its water strategy. Rohit Aggarwala tells a story that is being written all over the globe. It’s...

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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...