International Water Association

Study finds Africans fleeing drought are vulnerable to flood risk

A new study by academics from the University of Bologna in Italy and the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science in Sweden has...

Development Bank establishes new fund for African urban sanitation

The African Development Bank has established the first African Urban Sanitation Investment Fund (AUSIF) to leverage public and private sector investment to support innovation...

Report finds sharp growth in global hydro capacity

A new report by the International Hydropower Association has found that global hydropower increased by 34 GW in the past year, including over 10...

IAEA expedition to study microplastic presence in Antarctica

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched its first scientific research expedition to study microplastic presence in Antarctica, as part of its NUTEC...

Data reveals advanced climate change

A study published recently in Nature Climate Change indicates that storm intensification predicted for 2080 has already started to happen over recent decades. The...

New research identifies global decline in groundwater

Researchers have analysed the in-situ groundwater-level trends of 170,000 monitoring wells and 1693 aquifer systems in countries that encompass approximately 75% of global groundwater...

US invests $1 billion to tackle PFAS

As part of its on-going mission to tackle emerging contaminants, such as PFAS – also known as ‘forever chemicals’ – the US has announced...

New study assesses impact of pollution on future water scarcity

A global assessment of future clean water quantity has found that three billion people may face water scarcity in 2050 due to pollution. Researchers of...

Asian SDGs thwarted by climate hazards, finds ADB-UN report

The impacts of climate change are disrupting countries in the Asia and Pacific region in their efforts to meet their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),...

EEA cites climate losses across member states

A new briefing from the European Environment Agency (EEA), utilising two database data sources – CATDAT (RiskLayer GmbH) and NatCatSERVICE (Munich Re GmbH) –...

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...