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Portugal enables the human rights to water and sanitation by design

By Carolina Latorre Policies are blueprints through which we transform vision into reality. So when the sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG6) incorporated the human rights to safe...

Why intermittent supplies are no answer to cities hit by drought

Brazil, Cyprus, Australia & South Africa compare stories of drought resilience at the Water Loss 2018 Conference in Cape Town. By Ronnie McKenzie Nearly a year...

Is your water pricing strategy right?

In April, the IWA Specialist Group on Statistics & Economics held a workshop in Cyprus to discuss waterís elusive value. Ed Smeets and Lledó...

How Bitcoin’s footprint is impacting water use

By Montgomery Simus Mineral extraction - gold, silver, copper or iron – has always been constrained by access to water. Miners had to degrade or...

How the water sector helps to map drug abuse

Wastewater researchers are assisting drug enforcement officials to reveal patterns of illicit activity flushed from neighbourhood toilets but is this a role the water...

How collaboration with residents is shaping a smart approach to water

Seed funds were used to clean up Skanderborg's lake and have led to a new citizen-centric approach to water use and conservation. By Rune Kier...

Why the water sector must embrace disruptive innovation – before it’s too late

By Kala Vairavamoorthy Eight years ago, the legendary founder of Intel Corporation, Andrew S. Grove, published a book that could have been written explicitly for...

The power of mobile apps to drive bottom-up innovation

Todd Myers explains how smartphone-linked applications can help plug leaky systems from outside-in. Consumer preferences can inspire big innovations. Waters didn’t want to shorten her...

A brave new water world

The story of Valor Water exemplifies how a start-up can go from lab to launch to Xylem subsidiary but it takes courage as well...

How to make your city water-wise

The Source puts the IWA’s new urban principles to the test Water visions precede action. Yet it’s easy to offer “building blocks” to plan...

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Portugal enables the human rights to water and sanitation by design

By Carolina Latorre Policies are blueprints through which we transform vision into reality. So when the sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG6) incorporated the human rights to safe...

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Afghanistan’s water levels drop 60 percent

The Ministry of Energy and Water of Afghanistan has said that water loss across the country is forcing people out of rural areas and...
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