International Water Association

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...

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...

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...

Hydroelectric power and the water-energy nexus

By Devon Hardy Climate change can no longer be ignored. Despite the current US Administration downgrading the threat of climate change in its National Security...

Too many indicators make monitoring murky

By SungBong Lee, Tamara Avéllan, and Sabrina Julie Kirschke* Good water quality is essential for human well-being and for maintaining a healthy environment with high...

Argentina expanding availability of water and sanitation

By Tom Williams* In 1999 Argentina was one year into a recession, which would develop into the ‘Argentine great depression’ that ended in 2002. The...

The balance of ancient and codified rights

By Shane Allen* I grew up on a dairy farm in New Zealand at the foot of Mount Tarawera. My father used to take me...

A drop of pop into public communication by water professionals

By Miharu Hirano* Public participation, as customer engagement, user involvement, accountability or transparency, is a concept increasingly discussed among water professionals. It aims to strengthening...

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...

Demystifying Blockchain for Water Professionals: Part 1

As professionals who work in the multidisciplinary water sector, we need to be aware of what new technologies are available, and how they can...

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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