International Water Association

COVID-19 and the WASH policy push

Governments around the world have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with WASH and health measures. International actors have been working to make sure these...

Boosting Brazil’s water innovation ecosystem

Whether solutions are highly innovative or not, they get connected to end needs through an ecosystem of actors, all of whom need to play...

Interview: John Beaumont, Chief Digital Officer at Thames Water

You’re the company’s first Chief Digital Officer, which is a relatively new term many corporations have yet to embrace. How do you explain what...

The blended finance opportunity for water investments

Innovation in financing is needed to bridge the water sector investment gap. Kathleen Dominique, of the OECD, looks at the potential of blended finance.   Water...
Beijing, China, where there are five thermal hydrolysis installations © iStock / hxdyl

The way ahead for sewage sludge thermal hydrolysis

Thermal hydrolysis provides an option to better connect sewage treatment with modern resource recovery needs. Bill Barber, author of a new book from IWA...

Colombia’s emerging regulatory framework for inclusive sanitation access

Colombia’s water sector regulator, CRA, is implementing a differentiated approach to secure inclusive access to sanitation in urban areas. The Source hears from its...

The sewer and drainage sector shift

Changing demands on sewer and drainage systems imply changes for the professionals who work in this sector. Jeroen Langeveld spoke to The Source. Professionals working...

Perspectives… on prospects for Latin America’s water and sanitation

IWA’s increasing activity in the Latin America region, supported by the the IWA Secretariat's work on water policy and regulation, has included working with...

Incentivising sanitation service improvements in Metro Manila through regulation

Water and sanitation in Metro Manila, in the Philippines, is making the news in the country again. Kathy Eales heard from Patrick Ty, the...

The systems imperative for SDG WASH success

There has been growing recognition in recent years that improvements in water, sanitation and hygiene provision are best secured by using a systems-based approach. Patrick...

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Redefining water infrastructure to build back better

COVID-19 recovery presents the water sector with an opportunity. Kala Vairavamoorthy looks at the how, who and where of ‘building back better’, and the...

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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...