International Water Association

The compelling case for drought action

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s special report on drought contributes on several levels – perhaps not all entirely intended. The water sector knows...

The many values of water

As this year’s World Water Development Report makes abundantly clear, it does not really make sense to think of the value of water. There...

The water call for climate action

The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated global attention – and rightly so. In this, the water sector has played its part, adapting at speed to...

A wake-up call on biodiversity

The latest edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) should provide a wake-up call about our alarming trajectory. One is certainly needed. The past 10...

Learning the lessons of COVID-19

The Editorial in the previous issue focused on how the message of the importance of handwashing in helping check COVID-19 was resonating around the...

Handwashing in the time of coronavirus

‘Frequent and proper hand hygiene is one of the most important measures that can be used to prevent infection with the Covid-19 virus.’ So...

Re-plumbing the water system

With the COP25 meeting in Madrid done, the world needs as much as ever action on how to deliver real progress on climate change....

What leaks reveal

By James Workman Government and business are increasingly obsessed with information leaks. The tech company Apple fears leaks about products and labour practices have damaged its...

How cities translate water’s language

By James Workman ''Well-designed ancient Incan water systems may help modern Lima cope with climate change'' Buenos Aires, Lima, São Paulo, Bogotá, Caracas. Latin America is...

Water’s resource resurrection

By James Workman Large herds of East African wildlife have little in common with urban sewage, until their immersion in water. In both cases, that medium...

FEATURED STORY

Simple SDG6 solutions? Think again

Kala Vairavamoorthy explains how systems thinking can help us tackle complex water problems and avoid unintended consequences.   I recently attended IWA’s Hydroinformatics conference in Bucharest...

NEWS

UNEP sets out freshwater priorities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has outlined its freshwater-related priorities for implementing its Medium-Term Strategy (MTS), 2022-2025 in a newly-released strategic document produced...