International Water Association

Pressure from worldwide population growth is placing increasing demand on phosphorus supply and production but resources are not limitless and no synthetic substitute exists....

Water-related data is transforming the high-stakes metrics of adaptation By Ilyse Veron* N ew York City’s Carnegie Hall attracts the world’s top musicians but last October, an...

How a US landlocked desert city is strategically storing water to drought-proof the future By Amy McCoy* T he US state of Arizona is acutely aware of...

Australia’s experience shows how water markets can provide a useful response to escalating drought, if governments clearly define allocations in advance and ensure all...

Mandela’s least known legacy may be his Working for Water programme, which employs thousands of marginalised people to clear invasive plant species, securing precious water...

Much as aquaculture has eclipsed wild fisheries, salt-tolerant plants could close the gap between escalating hunger and limited freshwater supplies By James Workman T he ancients annihilated...

Rainwater harvesting, once seen as a quaint tradition of the rural poor, is growing in stature and scale, driven by urban demand, new mandates,...

By Bill Hinchberger* C onsider the catch-22 for Pacific islanders. They lack sufficient freshwater to meet growing demand. While desalination could boost supply, each plant’s energy-intensive...

By Michael Campana W hen I was eight, wandering my suburban Long Island, New York neighbourhood, I noticed large areas surrounded by chain-link fences with culverts...

Per Nielsen’s research is unlocking the identity of microbial life in activated sludge and shows that understanding the functions of different bacteria can greatly optimise the...

According to new research by the International Water Association, the shortage of skilled labour in water can be addressed by a more diverse policy of...

From African wells to Silicon Valley workshops, female networks are mobilising to solve urgent water problems by sharing knowledge, opening doors, mentoring youth, raising money, and...

Beyond traditional career paths in government, academia or NGOs, a new field is opening up in response to escalating exposure to water risks. The private...

Led by private, non-profit, and academic partners, water professionals have begun tapping into the power and potential of ‘gamification’ to engage customers, conserve resources, and restore a...

COVER STORY

Pressure from worldwide population growth is placing increasing demand on phosphorus supply and production but resources are not limitless and no synthetic substitute exists....

NEWS

Twelve projects have been announced as the Water Window Challenge Winners, and will share a US$10 million competition pool to tackle flooding in some...

Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a...

The UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI, Cap-Net, Redica and WaterLex, have launched a manual that brings together two fields that, until recently, have...

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...

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