International Water Association

Climate change: the utility groundwater role in supply security

A changing climate means groundwater is vital to water supply security. Stephen Foster, Julia Gathu, Michael Eicholz and Ricardo Hirata report on progress with...

Prospects and promise at the leading edge

With IWA’s Leading Edge Technologies Conference taking place in Reno, Nevada, early next year, The Source spoke with conference president Professor Bruce Rittmann.   The innovation...

Quebec’s Canadian water efficiency first

The Canadian province of Quebec is making progress with its ambitious new water efficiency strategy, supporting loss reduction across some 800 municipalities.   The Canadian province...

Treatment wetlands as a multi-benefit nature-based solution

Wetland-based treatment is continuing to evolve as a sustainable means of improving water quality. Gabriela Dotro, Carlos Arias and Günter Langergraber review progress, the...

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...

FEATURED STORY

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...

NEWS

WHO and surveillance of COVID-19 virus in wastewater and sludge

By Kate Medlicott, Team Leader for Sanitation and Wastewater, Water, Sanitation Hygiene and Health Unit, WHO Geneva The promising progress with surveillance of the SARS-CoV-2...