International Water Association

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....

Needs and opportunities for water and sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin America and Caribbean region still faces significant gaps in water supply and sanitation provision. Kala Vairavamoorthy and Daniel Nolasco outline some of...

Brazilian boost for a circular sanitation paradigm shift

A Brazilian initiative is developing the circular economy model for sewage treatment, using anaerobic technology in an approach that will help developing countries achieve...

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Fouling and scaling in seawater reverse osmosis desalination

Desalination of seawater with reverse osmosis has grown rapidly. Sergio Salinas looks at tools to address the ongoing challenge of membrane fouling.   Water use has...

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Banks provide update on SDG contributions

The first joint report on the contributions of the 11 multilateral development banks (MDBs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been released, emphasising...