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Learning the pandemic lessons for low-occupancy buildings

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted closure and low occupancy of many buildings, raising water quality concerns, especially around Legionella. The Source looks at the issues...

A Latin lesson on urban water resilience by design

The high levels of urbanisation seen in Latin America illustrate the growing need for ‘resilience by design’ to address the impacts of climate change....

Groundwater quality management for urban supply security

Water utilities have a key role to play in managing groundwater if this resource is to contribute fully to water supply security in the...

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...

Sewer monitoring to track COVID-19 in developing countries: a case study in Brazil

A project in Belo Horizonte aims to ensure wastewater monitoring for the SARS-CoV-2 virus covers vulnerable communities, offering lessons for developing countries.   The first patient...

The regulator’s view of COVID-19 in Europe

Professor Andrea Guerrini, Board Member of the Italian regulator ARERA and President of the Association of European Water Regulators (WAREG), provides a regulatory perspective...

COVID-19: an opportunity to recover better

The water sector has found itself caught up in the current pandemic in many ways. Our responses can help shape a more resilient future...

The global water science challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic

The unprecedented reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic has included a remarkable response from the water science community in a race to fill knowledge gaps....

Racing the pandemic: realising wastewater monitoring’s potential

Wastewater monitoring looks set to bring extra speed and accuracy to public health measures to trace the spread of COVID-19 and, ultimately, contribute to...

Developing the digital water toolbox

Digital technologies are reshaping the water sector, and the implications and opportunities around this are the focus of this year’s IWA Digital Water Summit....

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Utility guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic

The International Water Association’s COVID-19 Task Force has prepared key guidelines to support water utility planning in the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we present a...

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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...