International Water Association

Improving utility innovation uptake in the US

The Water Research Foundation has launched a new strategy that is set to boost practical demonstration of innovative technologies at the utility level. Keith...

Boosting Brazil’s water innovation ecosystem

Whether solutions are highly innovative or not, they get connected to end needs through an ecosystem of actors, all of whom need to play...

IWA leads the way on access to water knowledge

The move to full Open Access for all IWA journals this year represents a huge contribution to the sector, particularly for developing countries. By...

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...

Incentivising sanitation service improvements in Metro Manila through regulation

Water and sanitation in Metro Manila, in the Philippines, is making the news in the country again. Kathy Eales heard from Patrick Ty, the...

Closing the SDG access gap – the challenge of intermittent supply

With 10 years remaining on the Sustainable Development Goal clock, time is short to tackle intermittent water supply, which undermines efforts to achieve the...

Smart solutions for intermittent supply systems

Intermittent operation of water supply networks is widespread, including in sub-Saharan Africa. Edo Abraham, Joost Verbart and Jan Peter van der Hoek look at...

Intermittent supply in a rapidly growing city: the case of Kampala

Uganda’s National Water and Sewerage Corporation has been expanding supply coverage aggressively, requiring it to optimise use of intermittent water supply. Mahmood Lutaaya and...

Intermittent water supply interventions for India’s cities

Widespread intermittent supply in India requires coherent action at different levels to bring about improvement. S Mohan and GR Abhijith set out a proposed ‘Three...

Challenges and opportunities around IWS under COVID-19

Utilities face many challenges in breaking the cycle around intermittent supply. The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to spur progress, says Raziyeh Farmani, Chair...

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Redefining water infrastructure to build back better

COVID-19 recovery presents the water sector with an opportunity. Kala Vairavamoorthy looks at the how, who and where of ‘building back better’, and the...

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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...