International Water Association

New masters programme launched for sanitation professionals

The unemployed may complain that their ‘career is in the toilet’ but an elite young and highly-skilled workforce could transform that expression into a...

How local wastewater treatment is transforming city infrastructure

How local wastewater treatment is transforming city infrastructure By Sandra Postel Six years into Australia’s Millennium Drought, the managers of an attractive golf club,...

Bursting at the seams: new study highlights the realities of water loss

New research shows that levels of water loss could be far worse than previously thought. By James Workman For decades, untold volumes of...

Opening minds, shifting currents

A California early-stage career programme, which emphasises diverse skills, views, exposure and people, is producing some of the industry’s foremost leaders. By James Workman Careers,...

Unlocking the humble hydrant

Cities should consider modifying hydrants for civic enrichment. By Owen Weinstein Fire hydrants, like the water within them, are taken for granted until they are...

What should cities do to link water security to upstream basin health?

What advice would you give professionals seeking to link urban water security to upstream basin health? By Nick Michell Maria Teresa Vargas, Executive Director, Fundación Natura...

New web tool launched to track surface water

A new Deltares Aqua Monitor tool empowers anyone with a web browser to observe water’s constantly shifting courses, and respond accordingly to what satellites...

Danube invests in human capacity for cleaner water

New partnerships and personnel appointments have given utilities a bigger role in the management of the river Danube. By James Workman It is not the deepest,...

When trees became the enemy

Why North American cities must thin overgrown forests to improve water supplies. By Helen Poulos As the global freshwater deficit grows, a survey of 1,000 “environmental...

Why Latin America’s hidden reserves are at risk

By Stephen Foster and Ricardo Hirata* With 80 percent of Latin America’s population living in cities, municipal demands for a reliable clean water supply have...

FEATURED STORY

Trust in water markets must be earned

Risks and externalities demand careful and inclusive design By Nell Green Nylen and Michael Kiparsky With markets increasingly viewed as a preferred (or even the only)...

NEWS

EEA cautions on European water prospects

The European Environment Agency’s latest annual indicator report shows that the European Union is continuing to fall short of achieving several of its environmental...
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