International Water Association

Chile’s urban 2030 Water and Sanitation Agenda

A multi-sectoral process led by utility regulator SISS over the past two years has resulted in an ambitious urban water agenda to guide Chile...

Framing the future for water sector financing

The water sector needs to secure much greater investment, but also to direct this at the most appropriate solutions and to build creditworthy utilities....

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...

EIB turns the tap on sustainable investment

The European Investment Bank is a key lender to the water sector, both in the EU and beyond. Keith Hayward looks at its activity,...

Opening the flow from local capital markets

Netherlands-based Water Finance Facility aims to connect utilities in developing countries with local capital markets. The Source spoke to CEO Jean-Pierre Sweerts.   To achieve the...

How do international events help the next generation of advocates for water change?

Views from a panel involved with IWA’s Young Water Professionals/Emerging Water Leaders events and activities. How can international events help shape thinking at the national...
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Revealing the identity of all wastewater treatment microbes

Work in Denmark has laid the foundations for identifying all the microbes in wastewater treatment systems and anaerobic digesters around the world with the...

Utility insights into nature-based options

Utilities around the world have shown that nature-based approaches can be justified economically and deliver wider benefits when compared to traditional infrastructure. The Source...

The need for a mindset change on intermittent supply

Perspectives A panel responds to questions posed by Bambos Charalambous, Chair of the IWA Specialist Group on Intermittent Water Supply   Why must tackling intermittent water supply...

Rethinking our nitrogen needs in the circular economy

The water sector can contribute to progress to a much-needed circular economy. Korneel Rabaey, Ilje Pikaar and Willy Verstraete highlight the needs and opportunities around...

FEATURED STORY

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...

NEWS

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...