International Water Association

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...

Water security requires the removal of subsidies

By Stella Thomas* Shrouded in an abaya, my first sight of Saudi Arabia in 2009 revealed desert extravagance. From the sands sprouted a flourishing garden...

Can heavenly words calm secular tempers in disputes over water?

By James Workman The ancients knew water could be synonymous with conflict. So as scarcity elevated risks of thirst, hunger, and political instability, they began to engineer...

Shifting values towards conservation

By Devon Hardy We live in a world in which everything has an economic value. Our time is measured in opportunity cost, our value to...

Analysing water assets to prioritise water management

By Moo Young Han* Two prime assets of any country are land and water. The list of assets related to water includes visible water (river water,...

The importance of networks

By Karen Delfau* Water managers across the globe, by the nature of our profession, face daily challenges and draw upon our own knowledge and experience to...

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...

There has never been a better time to be a water professional

By Tom Williams* Never before has water been so high on the global political agenda; never before has water expertise been in such high demand....

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...

Phosphorus recovery and reuse from wastewater

By Prof. Hisao Ohtake Phosphorus (P) is essential to human life and vital for food production. It is the critical building block of DNA, cell membrane...

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Realising the vision of a water sensitive city

Six cities around Australia have developed collaborative visions of what a water sensitive future looks like for them and are now working to implement these....

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Study reveals seismic water concerns for Seattle

Seattle Public Utilities in the US has completed a seismic study using updated information to analyse the performance of its drinking water system. The study...
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