International Water Association

International: WASH Alliance shifts strategy to sector development

In a bid to strengthen continuity after WASH programmes conclude and to strive for universal access to WASH by 2030, Wash Alliance International has...

World Bank report on wastewater testing for SARS-CoV-2

The World Bank has released a report, Strengthening Public Health Surveillance Through Wastewater Testing: An Essential Investment for the COVID-19 Pandemic and Future Health Threats....

India: New app to test water sources

A new low-cost water testing kit that works with a mobile phone could one day map safe drinking water sources for communities. The app,...

Studies show a need for WASH practice review

The World Health Organization has released a position paper on the implications of recent WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and nutrition studies for WASH...

Billions still lack safe drinking water, says new report

Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5...

Waste flow calculator launched to help planning for urban sanitation

  Jonathan Andrews spoke to Ingeborg Krukkert, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist at IRC about a new faecal waste flow calculator that determines faecal waste volumes along the...

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...

International: Sanitation improves across 13 countries

Close to 11 million people no longer practise open defecation across 13 countries, according to a new report from the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF). The results are...

International: WHO launches new Strategy Plan to 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has unveiled a global plan to better integrate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services with four other public health...

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)....

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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...