International Water Association

How the Rainbow Nation dried up

Can South Africa regain its adaptive capacity after suffering its biggest ever drought? By Tony Turton* South Africa holds a unique place in the international water...

Why understanding resilience is key to water management

Resilience champion Johan Rockström says we need a mind shift by water professionals if we are to avoid a global disaster By James Workman The World...

Resource recovery: the challenge of finding a market for your product

Pressure from worldwide population growth is placing increasing demand on phosphorus supply and production but resources are not limitless and no synthetic substitute exists....

Insurers face the music

Water-related data is transforming the high-stakes metrics of adaptation By Ilyse Veron* New York City’s Carnegie Hall attracts the world’s top musicians but last October, an...

Banking on resilience: Arizona dealing with water scarcity

How a US landlocked desert city is strategically storing water to drought-proof the future By Amy McCoy*   The US state of Arizona is acutely aware of...

Efficiency follows equity

Australia’s experience shows how water markets can provide a useful response to escalating drought, if governments clearly define allocations in advance and ensure all...

To add water, subtract weeds

Mandela’s least known legacy may be his Working for Water programme, which employs thousands of marginalised people to clear invasive plant species, securing precious water...

Saline solutions: closing the gap between hunger and limited freshwater supplies

Much as aquaculture has eclipsed wild fisheries, salt-tolerant plants could close the gap between escalating hunger and limited freshwater supplies By James Workman The ancients annihilated...

Heaven sent: The need to harvest rainwater

Rainwater harvesting, once seen as a quaint tradition of the rural poor, is growing in stature and scale, driven by urban demand, new mandates,...

H2O minus CO2: How mitigation and money savings are driving emissions-free desalination

By Bill Hinchberger* Consider the catch-22 for Pacific islanders. They lack sufficient freshwater to meet growing demand. While desalination could boost supply, each plant’s energy-intensive...

FEATURED STORY

How can we achieve joined-up regulation to help meet the UN...

How can we achieve joined-up water regulation, connecting economic, health and environmental goals, to help meet UN Sustainable Development Goal 6? What are the...

NEWS

Pathogen concern over plastic pellets

Research by the University of Stirling, in Scotland, has found that the hard surface of waterborne plastic pellets known as ‘nurdles’ makes an ideal...
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