International Water Association

The hunt for Omicron in wastewater

Two years on from the initial COVID-19 outbreak, the virus continues to disrupt lives and create uncertainties, especially because of variants. The Source reviews...

Water action and the climate agenda

With climate change having far-reaching consequences for the water sector, Kala Vairavamoorthy reflects on the COP26 meeting, the urgency around the climate agenda, and...

Adaptive planning: a tool for times of uncertainty

As ‘deep uncertainty’ becomes the norm for long-term water planning, the adaptive planning that is needed requires new perspectives rather than just technology. Here,...

Learning lessons on resilient infrastructure interdependencies

With climate change now a prominent issue across different sectors, water has to be seen jointly as one of a number of critical infrastructures....

Where two worlds meet: metrology and urban drainage

Successful urban drainage depends on diverse monitoring under the heading of metrology. Jac van Tuijn hears from editors of a recent book on this...

Indian insights for the drive to decentralisation

IWA Women in Water Award winner Nafisa Barot looks back on the early experiences of setting up an NGO in India and at how...

The disruptive opportunity for mainstreaming urine recycling

Decentralised sanitation systems based on source separation and urine recycling can contribute much to the existing wastewater regime. Prithvi Simha and Bjorn Vinnerås show...

Standards of acceptability for shared urban sanitation

A lack of quality standards means shared sanitation is regarded as a limited solution, despite the great contribution it can make. Recent policy briefs...

Selenium and the search for added value

Selenium is set to become of increasing importance, meaning research into treatment needs to connect with potential end uses to build value chains. Keith...

Integrating nature-based solutions into wastewater treatment

The potential of nature-based solutions is increasingly being recognised. Katharine Cross reviews practical experience of integrating these approaches into wastewater treatment. Nature-based solutions (NbS), as...

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Simple SDG6 solutions? Think again

Kala Vairavamoorthy explains how systems thinking can help us tackle complex water problems and avoid unintended consequences.   I recently attended IWA’s Hydroinformatics conference in Bucharest...

NEWS

UNEP sets out freshwater priorities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has outlined its freshwater-related priorities for implementing its Medium-Term Strategy (MTS), 2022-2025 in a newly-released strategic document produced...