International Water Association

Groundwater: the many challenges of a hidden resource

Billions of people’s lives depend on groundwater sources that are polluted and overexploited or at risk. Some of the damage is irreversible and, according...

Sector opportunities for methane emission action

The pledges and action plans to cut carbon emissions emanating from COP26 indicate that there is top-level recognition of the urgency of the climate...

The physical certainties of climate change

With COP26 underway, The Source reviews key IPCC messages on the physical science of climate change The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) on the ‘physical...
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The systemic switch for surviving drought

By Keith Hayward Highlighting drought as an “existential threat to many parts of the world”, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, in its ‘GAR...

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...

FEATURED STORY

Unlocking the confluence of diverse people, energy, and ideas

Kala Vairavamoorthy explains how greater efforts to extend geographic diversity will allow IWA to expand its influence and contribute more fully to progress on...

NEWS

EEA cites climate losses across member states

A new briefing from the European Environment Agency (EEA), utilising two database data sources – CATDAT (RiskLayer GmbH) and NatCatSERVICE (Munich Re GmbH) –...