International Water Association

Argentina aims for safe water access for all

By Rogelio Frigerio* When Argentina attracted leading experts in the field from around the globe to converge in Buenos Aires for the IWA Water and...

Building a roadmap for a smart city

By Jedrzej Bylka* Few people will remember 1936 as a year of transformational change for water management, yet it marked a departure point from the traditional...

The truth of inconvenience: why disrupt water management in a time of universal water...

By Miharu Hirano* On 1 August 2015, Japan's national water day, 32 households in a neighbourhood of Matsue city, near beautiful Lake Shinji, discovered they were...

Water and sanitation companies must be socially responsible

By Marco Antonio Cevallos* The Public Water and Sanitation Company of Quito, EPMAPS Agua de Quito, has been providing water and sanitation services to Ecuador’s capital...

Water quality from space: ‘A giant leap’ for public and environmental health

By Katherine Cross* Satellites have a long history, with the American writer, Edward Everett Hale, writing speculative fiction containing the first known depiction of an...

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...

Collaborate or fail: reaching millions to address sanitation capacity gaps

By Kirsten De Vette* Have you ever wondered about what it takes for you to be able flush a toilet? It seems the most normal...

Why clean energy is a water conservation strategy

A greener grid that slashes emissions may also be 40% less thirsty, boosting local resilience while meeting international climate and SDG commitments By Kate Zerrenner* Recent...

Records can be broken: Lessons from the Millennium Drought

Australia has a long history of frequent droughts and consequently, much of its water management has been geared to coping with drought and its...

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...

FEATURED STORY

Progress on the path to reinventing the toilet

The UK’s Cranfield University took up the Gates Foundation’s Reinvent The Toilet challenge in 2012. From that has come a self-contained, waterless solution, which...

NEWS

Research reveals gross underestimation of desalination brine production

Research led by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health has revealed “gross underestimations” of the amount of brine produced as a...
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