International Water Association

Vietnam: Hau Giang plans clean water funds

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Hau Giang plans to allocate more than US$1.56 million to bring clean water to local rural residents...

Canada: British Columbia unveils Water Sustainability Act

After receiving Royal Assent in 2014, following more than four years of public engagement and policy development, the British Columbia Water Sustainability Act will...

New York to invest US$2 billion in clean water infrastructure

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 with plans to invest US$2 billion in critical water infrastructure across New...

Asia and the Pacific most at risk from future flooding

Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development...

ADB to help Chinese companies reduce water pollution

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a loan of US$250 million to support China’s drive to treat harmful industrial wastewater and sludge generated by small...
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DNA test to support global atlas of freshwater life

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and NatureMetrics are to work in partnership to create a global atlas assessing the state of...

Key takeaways from the IWA Reuse 2017 conference in California

At the 30th anniversary of IWA’s specialist group, water professionals discussed how reusing water can be the ‘cornerstone of the circular economy’ In Long Beach,...

Water bonds standard to be used first by San Francisco

The Water Climate Bonds Standard, developed by the Climate Bonds Initiative to promote sustainable water investment, has been officially recognised by the US government at the...

Study warning on ageing of large dams

An analysis carried out by the United Nations University has highlighted concerns around the ageing of the many thousands of large dams around the...

UK heatwave leads to water restrictions

Record June temperatures across the UK last month have created unprecedented demand for water, forcing utilities to impose restrictions and bans. Although dam and reservoir...

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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...

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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...