International Water Association

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...

Children need to drink more water, urge UK councils

Children and teenagers need to drink more water instead of sugary drinks, to tackle the alarming rise in child obesity and to reduce the risk...

International: New initiative to support business action on SDG6

On World Water Day, 11 leading organisations introduced a new initiative called WASH4Work, aimed at mobilising greater business action to address water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) challenges in...

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: UNICEF links safe drinking water with climate change

UNICEF has said the push to bring safe water to millions around the world is going to be even more challenging due to climate change, which threatens...

City leaders are key to solving sanitation challenge

New research from WaterAid has identified that strong leadership is the key to success for tackling the ever-growing sanitation challenge caused by uncontrolled urbanisation...

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...

Key to tackling poverty is water and sanitation, says World Bank

Reaching the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of access to safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030 will require countries to spend US$150 billion...

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...

Stella Artois highlights clean water crisis through art installation

In partnership with Water.org, Stella Artois unveiled ‘The water clouds by Stella Artois’, a public art installation that visualised the impact of the “Buy...

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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...