International Water Association

Tag: water scarcity

South Africa wastewater treatment market set to grow

A new report has predicted that the South Africa Waste Water Treatment Chemicals market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of...

Water-scarce areas of Scotland on highest level of alert

A recent Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) report has upgraded many parts of Scotland to a state of "significant" water scarcity. The document finds that...

Ultrathin graphene-oxide membranes used to filtrate water

New ultrathin membranes have been tailored so that all solvents pass through without compromising their ability to sieve out the smallest of particles. Previously...

Facebook has reached 2 billion new users; can the water sector...

By Tom Williams* Back in 2004, the founders of Facebook launched their service to a select group of university students. Fourteen years later and the...

Unpacking “public participation”

By Miharu Hirano* A few years ago I saw the CEO of an Australian water utility talk about managing water supply in a period of...

Can heavenly words calm secular tempers in disputes over water?

By James Workman The ancients knew water could be synonymous with conflict. So as scarcity elevated risks of thirst, hunger, and political instability, they began to engineer...

Water’s Bolivarian revolution

Latin America’s contractual approach is helping to secure urban water supplies in the region. By James Workman Two centuries ago, an orphan just back from European studies set...

Water security urgent priority in Middle East and North Africa, says...

The inadequate supply of water and sanitation is costing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region around US$21 billion per year in economic...

The wisdom of planning for a Water Wise Kenya

By Sarah Tibatemwa* The current drought ravaging parts of Eastern Africa and the subsequent famine triggered largely by failed rains is enough proof that water...

Can rainwater harvesting transform cities into water-wise cities?

By Mooyoung Han and Lisa Andrews* Rainwater harvesting and management is nothing new. In fact, this technique has been used for thousands of years in...
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