International Water Association

Water and… health

The vital nature of water is evident in the frequency with which we deploy the word ‘and’ when talking about it. This is the...

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...

FEATURED STORY

Track, trace and target – the water sector and emerging viruses

New viruses continue to emerge and spread. Joan B Rose, Rosina Girones, Marta Rusiñol Arantegui, Veronica Beatriz Rajal, Ramiro Poma, Maronel Steyn, Bettina Genthe,...

NEWS

CDP highlights stranded asset risk from water insecurity

Not-for-profit organisation CDP has released a new report in association with Planet Tracker which highlights how water insecurity is already having an adverse effect...