International Water Association

Beyond urban water security: the vulnerability of intermittent water supplies

By Hassan Aboelnga Many cities today are at risk of running out of water, with water availability now cited as one of the greatest risks...

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...

Water Research in Canada’s Arctic

By Stephanie Gora For the past year I’ve had the privilege of managing a water research project in one of the most northern communities in...

How to become an adaptive city

By Tatiana Gallego-Lizon* Urbanisation has transformed Asia’s economies. But it has also generated environmental degradation and a rising demand for resources. Now comes the volatile flux...

A smart approach towards climate change

By Raul Glotzbach A week after about 179 people were killed in deadly floods in the western part of Japan in July, the country experienced...

Unpacking “public participation”

By Miharu Hirano* A few years ago I saw the CEO of an Australian water utility talk about managing water supply in a period of...

Collaboration is key to seizing the reuse opportunity of wastewater

By Lisa Andrews* Infrequent or a lack of potable water supply has made wastewater reuse and recovery a method of choice for many across the...

Can rainwater harvesting transform cities into water-wise cities?

By Mooyoung Han and Lisa Andrews* Rainwater harvesting and management is nothing new. In fact, this technique has been used for thousands of years in...

Maximising financing for achieving the SDG ambition on water

By Guangzhe Chen* Since 1990 an additional 2.1 billion people worldwide gained access to improved sanitation and, 91 percent of the global population now use improved...

The South African drought teaches us that business as usual is too little, too...

By Kirsten de Vette* South Africa has been suffering through one of the most severe droughts in living memory. In Cape Town, it is the...

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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