International Water Association

Masdar: a paradigm for resource management?

Nick Michell spoke to leading water experts about Masdar’s attempt to become a green hydro city "As one of the most recent attempts at billion-dollar hydro-eco-utopia, what...

Sponge cities: can China’s model go global?

China’s ambitions–for its so-called ‘sponge’ cities–to slow, sink and store runoff exemplify a universal struggle of urban planners united with water professionals against a...

Unleashing Tehran’s ‘water renaissance’

If the capital of Iran can combine ancient systems of water governance–qanat–with modern information technology, it could drought-proof the capital and protect its citizens...

Why collaboration is key to creating water-wise cities

In a rapidly urbanising world, a lot of attention is rightly focused on the challenges surrounding transport, housing, energy and employment. Yet many cities with...

What role should agritech play in managing water resources?

Jonathan Andrews spoke to a select panel to discuss the best approaches to drive water demands down and push agriculture productivity up Recent studies suggest the...

Adaptation should secure communities, not property

Against extreme shocks, communities within cities can remain, rebuild or relocate. David Zetland argues that the best solution is to convert human endeavour into...

How should water professionals invest in resilience?

Nick Michell spoke to leading water experts about how water professionals should prioritise investments to become more resilient "If resilience is the capacity of a...

The power of social contracts in strengthening institutions

 By Declan Hearne*   As the sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG6) gives us 15 years to achieve and maintain universal access to water, it’s easy to...

Water and climate professionals: united by necessity

The official mention of water resources in terms of adaptation in the Outcomes document of the COP22 meeting and the realisation that the implementation...

How the Rainbow Nation dried up

Can South Africa regain its adaptive capacity after suffering its biggest ever drought? By Tony Turton* South Africa holds a unique place in the international water...

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Needs and opportunities for water and sanitation in Latin America and...

The Latin America and Caribbean region still faces significant gaps in water supply and sanitation provision. Kala Vairavamoorthy and Daniel Nolasco outline some of...

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Studies show a need for WASH practice review

The World Health Organization has released a position paper on the implications of recent WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and nutrition studies for WASH...