International Water Association

The path to better valuing of water

By Keith Hayward The focus of this year’s UN World Water Development Report, the eighth in what has become a series of annual, thematic reports,...
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Assessing Europe’s progress with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

By Lis Stedman The new European Environment Agency (EEA) report on progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the European Union and EEA cooperating...
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A framework and tools for tackling water theft

By Lis Stedman The theft of water is an under-explored issue, but it is clear that legality or illegality is extremely complex and not always...
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A 3-D lens on water and migration

A review by the United Nations University Institute for Water and Health offers guidance on the role of water in migration. Lis Stedman reports.   The...

Growing attention on the forever chemicals

By Lis Stedman   The EEA’s briefing document on the known and potential risks to human health and the environment in Europe from per- and polyfluorinated...

The time for global action on nitrogen

By Lis Stedman The proposed “Nitrogen for Life” roadmap for action on nitrogen challenges – agreed at the recent UN member state meeting in Sri...

Desalination and the drive for progress with unconventional resources

By Keith Hayward Use of desalination to produce fresh water has escalated dramatically over recent years. The aim of the global assessment by the team...

FEATURED STORY

IWA leads the way on access to water knowledge

The move to full Open Access for all IWA journals this year represents a huge contribution to the sector, particularly for developing countries. By...

NEWS

Study warning on ageing of large dams

An analysis carried out by the United Nations University has highlighted concerns around the ageing of the many thousands of large dams around the...