International Water Association

Climate smart utilities and the pipe to power push

Climate change demands that utilities do more on mitigation, with a push to carbon neutrality, and on adaptation. As IWA launches its Climate Smart Utilities...

Time to think of the 10,000-year water system

Faced with a changing climate, and the need for resilience, water utilities should reframe their thinking around a 10,000-year view. By Casey Brown.   Have you...

Time for utilities to embrace decentralisation

Decentralised infrastructure can contribute to resilience – and water and wastewater utilities should engage with this potential, Dr Lynn Broaddus told The Source.   Applications for...

On-demand generation from anaerobic digestion

A partnership between Thames Water Utilities and the University of Surrey in the UK is exploring innovative solutions for the best use of anaerobic...
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Connecting the pieces of the digital water puzzle

Developments in areas such as digital twins, instrumentation and artificial intelligence all connect to open up digital opportunities for utilities. The Source hears from contributors on...
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Wuhan Water’s ‘Safe Mode’ during the COVID-19 pandemic

Yifan Wang and Wenxin Qu of Wuhan Water Group Company Limited present the utility's 'Safe Mode' for water treatment plant operation during the COVID-19...
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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...

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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...

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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...