International Water Association

Dams in India cause more harm than good, says UN report

Indian dams have failed to ensure long-term food security and have even increased instances of human displacement in the country, according to a United...

Vanuatu to construct US$15 million hydropower plant

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Vanuatu have signed an agreement for a US$15.1 million project to increase renewable energy generation...

University of Houston researcher recognised for work in clean energy

Debora Rodrigues, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston, Texas, has received the 2016 C3E Research Award, for her work focusing...

Switzerland: Hydroelectric plant opts for variable-speed turbines

General Electric has swapped out its conventional turbines for variable-speed models that will store and generate far more power at the Linthal hydroelectric plant in Switzerland. The...

One thousand solar panels installed at Scottish water works

One thousand solar panels have been installed at a major water treatment works serving Edinburgh and parts of West Lothian, continuing Scottish Water’s switch to renewable...

How sunlight can provide low-cost access to clean water

Water can be disinfected if left for as little as six hours in intense sunlight, yet many living in the world’s poorest countries do...

Dubai: Desalination plant fitted with solar panels

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that its Jebel Ali power plant is producing 1.5 megawatts of power, which is enough to power about...

Reverse osmosis system wins ‘Breakthrough Water Technology Of The Year’ Award

Desalitech, a water treatment company, has been named the winner of the 2016 Global Water Award for Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the Year, by Global...

United Kingdom: Adapter for mixer taps wins Ecobuild award

An energy-saving adapter for taps could be trialled in shops on the UK high street after the business behind it won an innovation award. Waterblade, which developed...

Genifuel to pilot biofuel processing technology in Vancouver

Genifuel Corporation, a US water technology firm that specialises in turning wet organic wastes into renewable fuels, will pilot a new system that converts...

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...