International Water Association

Filling the microplastics knowledge gap

Microplastics are spread throughout the environment, yet we still know little about them. Keith Hayward reviews some of the current thinking and concerns, and...

Utility guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic

The International Water Association’s COVID-19 Task Force has prepared key guidelines to support water utility planning in the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we present a...
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Hamburg Wasser, COVID-19, and lessons learned

Christopher Herzog, Arnd Wendland and Claudia Wendland share the experiences of Hamburg Wasser – the second largest German water and wastewater utility – in...

The case of VCS Denmark – progress beyond net energy production

Danish water and wastewater utility VCS Denmark is already a net energy producer, but projects and innovations are set to bring further progress. By...
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The way ahead for sewage sludge thermal hydrolysis

Thermal hydrolysis provides an option to better connect sewage treatment with modern resource recovery needs. Bill Barber, author of a new book from IWA...

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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China’s sustainable Concept wastewater treatment plant progress

An expert committee has led development of an advanced sustainable wastewater treatment plant concept. Han-Qing Yu, Hongchen Wang and Jun Chen report on progress,...

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DNA test to support global atlas of freshwater life

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and NatureMetrics are to work in partnership to create a global atlas assessing the state of...