International Water Association

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...

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...

Kenya: USAID finances new safe water programmes

The Kenyan government, US Embassy, and representatives of international donors and private corporations have launched two drinking water projects worth US$86.5 million in a bid to ensure local...

New ‘pay-monthly’ scheme could revolutionise sanitary waste collection in Bangladesh

A new study has found that spreading the cost of waste removal over a series of monthly payments could make costs more affordable for...

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...

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...

FEATURED STORY

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...