International Water Association

International: Second Annual World Portable Sanitation Day held

Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) held the second annual World Portable Sanitation Day (WPSD) in August. The inaugural day in 2014 kicked off a...

Research warning on global cycling of PFAS in water

Researchers from Stockholm University have published a new assessment in the journal Environmental Science & Technology on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), man-made hazardous...

EPA launches drinking water plan

The US Environmental Protection Agency has released a plan to increase the reliability of the country’s drinking water, following several incidents including the well-publicised...

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...

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,...

United States: EPA to fund research into microbes in water reuse systems

The US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded US$329,650 to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to research human and ecological health impacts associated with water reuse and conservation...

International: Bill Gates’ poo machine up and running in Dakar

In a blog update, Bill Gates has revealed that the Janicki Omni Processer (JOP), from which he drank a glass of water earlier in...

India suffering worst water crisis in its history

A nationally unprecedented water crisis threatens the lives of millions in India, according to the National Institute for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) think tank. Around...

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...

International: World Toilet Day highlights link between sanitation and malnutrition

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has highlighted the “vicious cycle” connecting poor sanitation and malnutrition, the theme of World Toilet Day. The recently...

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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...

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...