International Water Association

The US agenda on global water security

By Erika Yarrow-Soden The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of State have launched the 2022-2027 US Global Water Strategy to...

Left stranded – how water can impact the assets of major users

A new report produced by CDP in collaboration with Planet Tracker, High and Dry: How Water Issues Are Stranding Assets, presents research highlighting how...

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...

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Track, trace and target – the water sector and emerging viruses

New viruses continue to emerge and spread. Joan B Rose, Rosina Girones, Marta Rusiñol Arantegui, Veronica Beatriz Rajal, Ramiro Poma, Maronel Steyn, Bettina Genthe,...

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CDP highlights stranded asset risk from water insecurity

Not-for-profit organisation CDP has released a new report in association with Planet Tracker which highlights how water insecurity is already having an adverse effect...