International Water Association

Water science and technology, multiplying research through collaborations

By Hong Li* The water crisis remains one of the top five global risks, according to the recently published World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2017....

Wastewater, one of the greatest untapped opportunities for sustainable development in India

By Sushmita Mandal* As a fast growing economy, urbanising at an even faster rate, India is already water stressed. The severe drought of 2016, which affected...

Managing wastewater as part of an integrated approach to WASH

By Sinead Lehane* Achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030 requires...

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...

Cities, hubs for wastewater innovation

By Torgny Holmgren* Water is a finite resource. With a growing population, an expanding global middle class and a rise in energy and industrial production,...

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...

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....

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...

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...

How to endure drought: a multi-faceted response

By Sarah Ann Wheeler* How best should water professionals confront scarcity? Professional backgrounds tend to predetermine one answer and often seek a silver bullet as the solution. Engineers...

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The need for a mindset change on intermittent supply

Perspectives A panel responds to questions posed by Bambos Charalambous, Chair of the IWA Specialist Group on Intermittent Water Supply   Why must tackling intermittent water supply...

NEWS

WHO microplastic update calls for health impact research

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report on the potential human health risks associated with exposure to microplastics in the environment, which...
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