International Water Association

Ultrathin graphene-oxide membranes used to filtrate water

New ultrathin membranes have been tailored so that all solvents pass through without compromising their ability to sieve out the smallest of particles. Previously...

Liberia: Sixty-three thousand Liberians to gain access to safe water supply

The International Development Association, part of the World Bank, will provide US$10 million credit to increase access to piped water supply services in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, and surrounding...

International: Mid-term review on water commitments released

Safe Water for All (SWA) and partners have reported significant progress on 56 percent of their 383 commitments to ensuring sustainability of water and...

Environmental biologist wins Singapore water prize

An American Professor, Rita Colwell, has been named as the recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize for 2018. Colwell has been recognised for...

LA uses plastic balls to protect reservoir

Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, has released the final batch of ‘shade balls’ onto the surface of the Los Angeles Reservoir, marking completion...

EPA announces PFAS water pollution measures

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made four official announcements relating to the impacts on drinking water of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)....

UN recognises proper sanitation as a human right

With more than 2.5 billion people worldwide, one third of the total population, living without access to proper toilets, the United Nations General Assembly...

UNICEF to bring safe water to Burundi

Global entertainer, Beyoncé, has teamed up with UNICEF through her BeyGOOD philanthropic arm to launch BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, a multi-year partnership to provide safe water to...

Study reveals antibiotic levels in rivers globally

A major new study of pharmaceuticals in rivers around the world has revealed widespread presence of antibiotics at levels considered unsafe in terms of...

Young scientists awarded for low-cost water purification concept

Two American students have been awarded the 2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for constructing a system that detects and purifies bacteria laden water within...

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Toronto Water – serving the host city of the World Water...

Toronto Water has transformed the city’s water management. Ahead of IWA’s World Water Congress & Exhibition in the capital of the Canadian province of...

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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...