International Water Association

Water scarcity could hit economic growth by up to 6 percent, says World Bank

Water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could cost some regions up to 6 percent of their gross domestic product (GDP), spur migration, and spark...

Berlin’s citizens reclaim their river after 100-year ban

The last time swimmers were able to bathe in the River Spree was 1925 when it was closed due to increasing pollution. Jonathan Andrews met...

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...

Middle East: GE unveils white paper on water resource management

At the World Future Energy Summit 2016, General Electric (GE) unveiled a white paper on the opportunities and risks associated with the energy and...

Under pressure: the failure of utilities to tackle water loss

By James Workman Shortly after arriving in the Philippines in his role as project manager with water consultants Miya, Roland Liemberger took an unnecessary risk that...

Why loss calculations must include opportunity costs

Some degree of leakage is inevitable but most non-revenue water discussions focus only on immediate physical losses within a utility’s distribution and billing. What...

The value of 24/7 water

Five hundred million people in South Asia still do not have access to a permanent water supply. James Workman highlights how three Indian cities...

Tiny particles with mega impacts

In India, a research scientist and his team are manipulating invisible matter in ways that could quietly disrupt the global water purification industry By James...

Turning black markets into new opportunities

The cultivation of qat, a mild narcotic which is consumed by 70 percent of Yemeni adults, is draining aquifers in a country where three...

Healing the wounds of conflict through water diplomacy

An audacious roadmap for the Jordan River involves a new US$4.6 billion master plan to bring peace, understanding– and treatment plants–to the most contested...

FEATURED STORY

How can we achieve joined-up regulation to help meet the UN...

How can we achieve joined-up water regulation, connecting economic, health and environmental goals, to help meet UN Sustainable Development Goal 6? What are the...

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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