International Water Association

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...

Why Latin America’s hidden reserves are at risk

By Stephen Foster and Ricardo Hirata* With 80 percent of Latin America’s population living in cities, municipal demands for a reliable clean water supply have...

When trees became the enemy

Why North American cities must thin overgrown forests to improve water supplies. By Helen Poulos As the global freshwater deficit grows, a survey of 1,000 “environmental...

Freshman to aid aquifer recharge

Dutch utility Dunea has begun piloting a new concept that integrates its use of different coastal groundwater sources. By Jac van Tuijn. Dunea supplies drinking...

Water’s Bolivarian revolution

Latin America’s contractual approach is helping to secure urban water supplies in the region. By James Workman Two centuries ago, an orphan just back from European studies set...

Turning the tide on urban sanitation

In the previous issue, members of the Advisory Board of IWA’s Inclusive Urban Sanitation initiative set out their perspectives. Juliet Willetts picks up the...

Water reuse in the USA: a trend on the rise

A recent IWA webinar provided insights into new developments on water reuse in the USA. The Source explains how new regulations in California are...

The sewer and drainage sector shift

Changing demands on sewer and drainage systems imply changes for the professionals who work in this sector. Jeroen Langeveld spoke to The Source. Professionals working...

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...

PrimeWater – delivering EO that puts end users first and foremost

Earth Observation has become a powerful tool for water management that is transforming the way water professionals respond to water cycle challenges. Erin Jordan...

FEATURED STORY

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...