International Water Association

Time to make the bureaucrats accountable

We need proper incentives and accountability if we expect managers to deliver on the new water development goal By David Zetland* The UN has descended from...

Advice from on high

Islamic and Catholic leaders have made pronouncements on the right to clean water with a powerful ethical message to billions of followers. How should...

Why technology alone won’t help smallholder farmers

All too often, the fusion of investment capital and smart irrigation technology falls short of expectations. The most common mistake is to assume the...

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...

Domestic Insecurity: The next US President inherits a nation with troubled waters

Droughts. Deluge. Hurricanes. Mudslides. Ice Storms. Americans are getting to know extreme hydrological events. Republican’s nominated Donald Trump and Democrats chose Hillary Clinton, but...

Water utilities must adopt a “we can” attitude to water loss management

By Roland Liemberger* Predicting the future is a risky business. From technological innovation to climate change, and everything in between, the world around us seems to...

Can the SDGs reverse the decline in water quality?

The Sustainable Development Goals are a new focus for restoring water quality and river ecosystems By Ger Bergkamp, IWA Executive Director Governments around the world have...

WASH infrastructure without behaviour change isn’t WASH!

By Regina Souter* The importance of ensuring everyone has access to sustainable clean water, safe sanitation, and is able to practice safe hygiene (or WASH...

New tools vs. old truths

How many times did you hear from your elders: ‘When I was your age, I didn’t have a (fill in the blank) to do my...

A defining moment for the future of wastewater?

By Pritha Hariram* As we mark the international year of Wastewater, I’m taken back to my childhood crossing the Adayar Bridge in Chennai, India, in...

FEATURED STORY

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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