International Water Association

Millions still drinking arsenic-laced water in Bangladesh

Twenty years after initially coming to international attention, an estimated 20 million people in Bangladesh–mostly the rural poor–still drink water contaminated with arsenic that...

International: WHO launches new Strategy Plan to 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has unveiled a global plan to better integrate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services with four other public health...

International: WASH Alliance shifts strategy to sector development

In a bid to strengthen continuity after WASH programmes conclude and to strive for universal access to WASH by 2030, Wash Alliance International has...

International: Second Annual World Portable Sanitation Day held

Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) held the second annual World Portable Sanitation Day (WPSD) in August. The inaugural day in 2014 kicked off a...

‘Magic’ book can purify water

A book whose pages are made with bacteria killing metal nanoparticles could provide safe drinking water to millions it was revealed during the 250th...

Water distribution points expanded in Haiti

Some 30,000 residents of three localities in Haiti now have access to potable water, thanks to a sanitation campaign launched by the government, supported by the...

International: Bill Gates’ poo machine up and running in Dakar

In a blog update, Bill Gates has revealed that the Janicki Omni Processer (JOP), from which he drank a glass of water earlier in...

International: Mid-term review on water commitments released

Safe Water for All (SWA) and partners have reported significant progress on 56 percent of their 383 commitments to ensuring sustainability of water and...

Safe water out of reach for many Americans

Water has been deemed “unaffordable to many Americans” due to water and wastewater costs rising 41 percent between 2010 and 2015–nearly five times the rate of...

LA uses plastic balls to protect reservoir

Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, has released the final batch of ‘shade balls’ onto the surface of the Los Angeles Reservoir, marking completion...

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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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