International Water Association

The IWA COVID-19 Task Force

Details of an important initiative harnessing the energies and expertise of the IWA network.   Given the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, IWA convened a Task...

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...

World Water Congress moves to 2022

IWA’s upcoming World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark, has been moved forward to September 2022. The decision to postpone was taken due to...

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...

Landmark report marks World Toilet Day

To mark World Toilet Day on 19 November 2020, a new report on how technology can be used to improve sanitation and public health...

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...

Handing over with IWA having reached new heights

After more or less five years as President of IWA, this is my final article for The Source in that role. As I reflect on...
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...

IWA and the global water opportunity

The late US President John F Kennedy is quoted as saying that, “when written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters....
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...

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...