International Water Association

Water and the SDGs

The world is falling short on implementing the SDGs. This gap leaves an opportunity for leadership on water – leadership that can contribute in...

Why understanding resilience is key to water management

Resilience champion Johan Rockström says we need a mind shift by water professionals if we are to avoid a global disaster By James Workman The World...
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The rise of digital water

How and why digitalisation can revolutionise the 21st century utility. By Kala Vairavamoorthy and Will Sarni. Global water utilities are about to discover – as...

To add water, subtract weeds

Mandela’s least known legacy may be his Working for Water programme, which employs thousands of marginalised people to clear invasive plant species, securing precious water...

Water scarcity could hit economic growth by up to 6 percent, says World Bank

Water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could cost some regions up to 6 percent of their gross domestic product (GDP), spur migration, and spark...
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The way ahead for sewage sludge thermal hydrolysis

Thermal hydrolysis provides an option to better connect sewage treatment with modern resource recovery needs. Bill Barber, author of a new book from IWA...

Myth busting – clean piped water 24×7 for the people of Odisha

Mathi Vathanan explains how the state of Odisha, in India, is working to deliver universal urban water services to transform the lives of its...

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...

Moving from the shadows – Putting leakage management centre stage in utility operations

Leakage is a global problem that risks water security, sustainable supplies and good-quality services. Bill Kingdom outlines the measures that utilities can take to...

Why the water sector must embrace disruptive innovation – before it’s too late

By Kala Vairavamoorthy Eight years ago, the legendary founder of Intel Corporation, Andrew S. Grove, published a book that could have been written explicitly for...

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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...