International Water Association

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...

Why understanding resilience is key to water management

Resilience champion Johan Rockström says we need a mind shift by water professionals if we are to avoid a global disaster By James Workman The World...

Resource recovery: the challenge of finding a market for your product

Pressure from worldwide population growth is placing increasing demand on phosphorus supply and production but resources are not limitless and no synthetic substitute exists....

Insurers face the music

Water-related data is transforming the high-stakes metrics of adaptation By Ilyse Veron* New York City’s Carnegie Hall attracts the world’s top musicians but last October, an...

Banking on resilience: Arizona dealing with water scarcity

How a US landlocked desert city is strategically storing water to drought-proof the future By Amy McCoy*   The US state of Arizona is acutely aware of...

Efficiency follows equity

Australia’s experience shows how water markets can provide a useful response to escalating drought, if governments clearly define allocations in advance and ensure all...

To add water, subtract weeds

Mandela’s least known legacy may be his Working for Water programme, which employs thousands of marginalised people to clear invasive plant species, securing precious water...

Saline solutions: closing the gap between hunger and limited freshwater supplies

Much as aquaculture has eclipsed wild fisheries, salt-tolerant plants could close the gap between escalating hunger and limited freshwater supplies By James Workman The ancients annihilated...

Heaven sent: The need to harvest rainwater

Rainwater harvesting, once seen as a quaint tradition of the rural poor, is growing in stature and scale, driven by urban demand, new mandates,...

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China’s sustainable Concept wastewater treatment plant progress

An expert committee has led development of an advanced sustainable wastewater treatment plant concept. Han-Qing Yu, Hongchen Wang and Jun Chen report on progress,...

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DNA test to support global atlas of freshwater life

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and NatureMetrics are to work in partnership to create a global atlas assessing the state of...