International Water Association

Under pressure: the failure of utilities to tackle water loss

By James Workman Shortly after arriving in the Philippines in his role as project manager with water consultants Miya, Roland Liemberger took an unnecessary risk that...

Why loss calculations must include opportunity costs

Some degree of leakage is inevitable but most non-revenue water discussions focus only on immediate physical losses within a utility’s distribution and billing. What...

The value of 24/7 water

Five hundred million people in South Asia still do not have access to a permanent water supply. James Workman highlights how three Indian cities...

Tiny particles with mega impacts

In India, a research scientist and his team are manipulating invisible matter in ways that could quietly disrupt the global water purification industry By James...

Turning black markets into new opportunities

The cultivation of qat, a mild narcotic which is consumed by 70 percent of Yemeni adults, is draining aquifers in a country where three...

Healing the wounds of conflict through water diplomacy

An audacious roadmap for the Jordan River involves a new US$4.6 billion master plan to bring peace, understanding– and treatment plants–to the most contested...

Cities take the lead on mitigation

The COP21 meeting in Paris is an opportunity for city governments and water professionals to highlight the role of practical interventions in combatting greenhouse...

A new path to peace: the Red Sea-Dead Sea conveyance

As Jordan, Israel and Palestine move forward with the Red Sea-Dead Sea water conveyance project–the first major peace process project since the 1994 Peace...

FEATURED STORY

Closing the SDG access gap – the challenge of intermittent supply

With 10 years remaining on the Sustainable Development Goal clock, time is short to tackle intermittent water supply, which undermines efforts to achieve the...

NEWS

Global warning on biodiversity

The fifth edition of the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report, published by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), warns that action on biodiversity is...