International Water Association

Canada: British Columbia unveils Water Sustainability Act

After receiving Royal Assent in 2014, following more than four years of public engagement and policy development, the British Columbia Water Sustainability Act will...

Work starts on £11million flood scheme in northeast England

The Environment Agency has joined forces with local businesses to reduce the risk of flooding to the community and give wildlife a boost in...

UK heatwave leads to water restrictions

Record June temperatures across the UK last month have created unprecedented demand for water, forcing utilities to impose restrictions and bans. Although dam and reservoir...

ADB lends US$145 million to Uzbekistan to upgrade water infrastructure

A loan of US$145 million to improve water supply and sanitation services in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, an autonomous republic in northwestern Uzbekistan, has...

Flooding threatening 4.2 million people on Caribbean and Pacific islands

A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates that 4.2 million people in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and...

Qatar: University pioneers desalination technology

A research project conducted by students at Qatar University College of Engineering, in collaboration with a team from ConocoPhillips Global Water Sustainability Center, has pioneered desalination technology with a...

Water efficiency experts meet in Bath to debate solutions

Waterwise hosted the IWA ‘Efficient 2017’ conference, leveraging new standards, labels, incentives, data, markets and policies Demand management through conservation and leak reduction is arguably...

World’s rivers filled with drug waste, research shows

Rivers across the globe contain nearly two and half thousand tonnes of over-the-counter and prescription drugs waste, according to researchers. More than 10,000 kilometres of...

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...

Countries at COP22 call for more attention to water

The Action Day for Water, organised for the first time in the history of UN Climate Change Conferences, has led to calls for more...

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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