International Water Association

Replicating success, Dakar’s urban water governance

By Lisa Andrews* I recently worked on developing the Dakar City Water Story as part of the IWA’s Cities of the Future Programme. Learning about Dakar’s well-established urban...

WASH infrastructure without behaviour change isn’t WASH!

By Regina Souter* The importance of ensuring everyone has access to sustainable clean water, safe sanitation, and is able to practice safe hygiene (or WASH...

Unlocking and financing climate-resilient, low-carbon emerging cities

By Tom Williams* Rapid urbanisation is one of the greatest demographic shifts humanity has ever experienced, with the biggest impacts being felt by cities in...

Three steps to solving water scarcity and creating climate resilience

By Ger Bergkamp, IWA Executive Director The new round of climate change negotiations that took place at the COP22 in Morocco last week brought a new...

Developing pathways to water-wise cities

By Tom Williams* Two years ago, humanity passed a critical threshold. For the first time in human history more people lived in cities and urban...

Water management is a serious business, not a game!

By Simone De Kleermaeker* Water management is increasingly challenged by pressures such as population growth, sea level rise and climate change. Given the uncertainties about the...

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...

It is time to listen to emerging water leaders

In September 2015 world leaders adopted an ambitious and challenging agenda for sustainable development: 17 goals and 169 targets to be achieved by 2030...

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...

Making the human rights to water and sanitation a reality

The IWA has developed a manual for practitioners to explain what service providers, municipalities and other sector professionals need to do in order to realise...

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Utility insights into nature-based options

Utilities around the world have shown that nature-based approaches can be justified economically and deliver wider benefits when compared to traditional infrastructure. The Source...

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EEA highlights circular economy upscaling opportunity

A new European Environment Agency report, Circular economy in Europe: insights on progress and prospects, has found that circular economy initiatives in Europe would...
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