International Water Association

Investing in SDG 6: A vital confluence of natural, human, and financial resources

By Kala Vairavamoorthy   At any given moment, day and night, a quarter of a million people are aloft, jetting at 800 km/h at an altitude...

Why Latin America’s hidden reserves are at risk

By Stephen Foster and Ricardo Hirata* With 80 percent of Latin America’s population living in cities, municipal demands for a reliable clean water supply have...

Water and climate professionals: united by necessity

The official mention of water resources in terms of adaptation in the Outcomes document of the COP22 meeting and the realisation that the implementation...

Can nutrient pollution markets bring aquatic ‘dead zones’ back to life?

By James Workman   In 2018 researchers estimated that humans annually emit a whopping 1.47 teragrams of phosphorus into major freshwater basins. That’s too fast for...

Mobile signals the way for digital opportunities

George Bauer and Akanksha Sharma of the GSMA highlight the water opportunities with mobile communications “There are several channels through which mobile technology can impact...

Why Arab governments must adopt a holistic approach to the human right to water

By Mohamad Tawfik   Water scarcity may have become a global issue but the water demand- supply gap is most gaping, intense, and complex across the...

An untapped resource: why the industry must target female professionals

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...

Saline solutions: closing the gap between hunger and limited freshwater supplies

Much as aquaculture has eclipsed wild fisheries, salt-tolerant plants could close the gap between escalating hunger and limited freshwater supplies By James Workman The ancients annihilated...
Rob Lawson, Water Resources Director, Artesia Consulting

Profiling customers through digital technology

How new water tools reveal changes in water use with nation-wide implications. By Rob Lawson.   While the UK water industry has rightly strived to provide...

Muddied waters: what will a new President do for US infrastructure?

President Obama just prioritised water efficiency, while those seeking his job confront high costs–and higher risks by doing nothing–when facing ageing infrastructure. Laura Turley...

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African prospects for performance-based non-revenue water contracts

Performance-based contracts offer the potential to help African water utilities tackle non-revenue water. Jessica Ertel, Roland Liemberger and Ignacio Peña review prospects, and highlight one of...

NEWS

Pathogen concern over plastic pellets

Research by the University of Stirling, in Scotland, has found that the hard surface of waterborne plastic pellets known as ‘nurdles’ makes an ideal...
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