International Water Association

Cities sign up to ‘My water pledge’

The Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is encouraging city mayors to engage in a friendly competition to see which community can best inspire their residents to...

Fiji: Green Climate Fund to finance Suva’s water needs

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) will strengthen the Fijian capital’s resilience measures and at the same time boost clean water infrastructure and wastewater capacity...

United Kingdom: Thames Water remove ‘fatberg’ in time for Christmas

Thames Water engineers unwrapped a monster fatberg which had threatened to ruin Christmas on Leather Lane, Clerkenwell, in London. The mass of congealed fat,...

Ireland: Limerick City to update water mains

Irish Water will invest €6.5 million in Limerick City’s water mains to reduce leakage, improve customer service and supply, and increase health measures. The...

United States: Largest seawater desalination plant in US opens in San Diego

The Claude ‘Bud’ Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant has officially opened and has already produced more than 5.7 billion litres of locally controlled water for...

India: Kolkata to install 200 water ATMs

As part of the West Bengal government’s packaged drinking water project, Pran Dhara, or ‘water of life’, 200 water vending machines will be set...

Floridian city reclaims stormwater for household irrigation

Rather than build more retention ponds along a stretch of Floridian highway, the city of Altamonte Springs has instead expanded its existing reclaimed water...

DC Water turns sewage into electricity

Washington DC has unveiled its US$470 million waste-to-energy project that produces a net 10 megawatts (MW) of electricity from the wastewater treatment process. The project...

United States: Army to help restore the Los Angeles River

Eric Garcetti, Mayor of LA, has announced that the Chief of Engineers of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick, has...

Hydrant water fountains set for Montreal

A new design that uses fire hydrants to provide drinking water has been introduced throughout Montreal following a pilot scheme last year. Called the Bornéo...

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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...