International Water Association
Tom Mollenkopf IWA President

The politics of water

I’m often asked ‘What are the biggest challenges in water – and how do we deal with them?’ As water professionals, we tend to respond...
Tom Mollenkopf IWA President

Vive la différence

In December, well over 1000 delegates from around the globe came together for IWA’s seventh Water and Development Congress & Exhibition in Kigali, Rwanda....
Tom Mollenkopf IWA President

Foundations for success

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” is a famous quote by management consultant and writer Peter Drucker. He didn’t mean that strategy was unimportant –...
Tom Mollenkopf IWA President

A celebration of ‘bottom-up’

‘Bottoms up!’ is one of the many phrases used around the world to announce a toast. Similar versions include ‘Gan Bei!’, which, translated, literally...
Tom Mollenkopf IWA President

Giving water a voice

The UN 2023 Water Conference held on 22-24 March 2023 gave cause for both optimism and trepidation. Optimism because it represented an opportunity for...

The wisdom of taxi drivers

Many years ago, I was in Perth, Western Australia, on business. Perth has often been described as the ‘canary in the coalmine’ when it...

Introducing IWA’s Connect Plus networking and knowledge platform

The International Water Association’s new membership platform, Connect Plus, went live on 17 January. A suite of exciting features, including powerful networking tools and...

75 years and counting – IWA’s rich and influential history

With the history of IWA and its predecessors now stretching back 75 years, the time was right to document that history and the influential...

But wait…there’s more

It was a long time coming, but it was certainly worth the wait. Our Copenhagen World Water Congress & Exhibition was everything I had...

Swim, sing, smile

Our Copenhagen World Water Congress & Exhibition is almost with us. This long-anticipated event promises to be exactly the vibrant and prestigious occasion we...

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...