International Water Association

Blockchain: the final drop in the wave of digital water disruption – Part 2

By Emma Weisbord In Part 1 of this series, the fundamentals of blockchain were explained to provide a basis of understanding of this new technology...

Bring on the floods: how water professionals can help make cities resilient

By Bruce Beck ‘Engineering resilience’. The phrase was coined by an ecologist to signal something inferior, something not wanted — the constancy of timber production...

What will be the leading edge water solutions of the 21st century?

By Hong Li, Science & Technology, and Specialist Groups Manager at IWA Throughout history, securing a reliable and safe water supply, and dealing with wastewater, have been...

In developing countries, increased financing for water utilities is the only way to achieve...

By David Omolo One of the very first things that struck me when I came to the Netherlands, was how inconsequential drinking water was for...

Letting go of the need to know: an important water-wise principle

By Stuart Waters, Managing Director, Twyfords I have been interested to read the IWA Principles for Water Wise Cities, designed to help leaders deliver safer...

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...

How the IWA deepened my perspective of the water industry

By Jacob Amengor In 2015, I joined the International Water Association (IWA) through the IWA Connect platform. Prior to that, I had come across the...

Integrating Nature into Urban Sanitation Services

By Fabio Masi Decoupling of biogeochemical cycles: will we be able to face this challenge? Biogeochemical cycles comprise a sequence of events where chemicals or molecules...

Water Policy and Regulation, Untapped Opportunities

Economies run on water. According to a study published by UNESCO’s World Water Assessment Programme, “78% of the jobs constituting the global workforce are...

Advance the New Normal, exploring water-energy-waste partnerships

Suvritha Ramphal, IWA Emerging Water Leader & Programme Officer Royal Danish Embassy South Africa The “new normal”, as anyone working in the water sector over...

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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