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Revealing the identity of all wastewater treatment microbes

Work in Denmark has laid the foundations for identifying all the microbes in wastewater treatment systems and anaerobic digesters around the world with the...

Utility insights into nature-based options

Utilities around the world have shown that nature-based approaches can be justified economically and deliver wider benefits when compared to traditional infrastructure. The Source...

The need for a mindset change on intermittent supply

Perspectives A panel responds to questions posed by Bambos Charalambous, Chair of the IWA Specialist Group on Intermittent Water Supply   Why must tackling intermittent water supply...

Rethinking our nitrogen needs in the circular economy

The water sector can contribute to progress to a much-needed circular economy. Korneel Rabaey, Ilje Pikaar and Willy Verstraete highlight the needs and opportunities around...

Policy priorities for the boom in urban private wells

Rapid urban population growth has led to a boom in private well construction to access groundwater supplies. Evidence from four Indian cities highlights the...

Water and the SDGs

The world is falling short on implementing the SDGs. This gap leaves an opportunity for leadership on water – leadership that can contribute in...

Denmark’s water utility SDG agenda for change

Water and wastewater utilities in Denmark have taken a lead in the country, working to integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their...

The systems imperative for SDG WASH success

There has been growing recognition in recent years that improvements in water, sanitation and hygiene provision are best secured by using a systems-based approach. Patrick...

SDG progress by making water rights real in service delivery

Experience is growing with use of specially developed guidance to overcome local misunderstandings or concern over what the human rights to water and sanitation...

Elevating the water sector’s contribution to urban living

Water industry activity can underpin creation of more livable cities, and it contributes to progress with the Sustainable Development Goals. Adam Lovell explains how...

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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...

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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...