International Water Association

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...

Why rights unlock resilience

Water security owes less to any chosen technology than to the forces behind it. Substitute ‘dams’ with ‘desalination plants,’ ‘groundwater banks,’ ‘rainwater harvesting,’ ‘water...

The problem with experts

The International Water Association (IWA) hosts forty-nine ‘specialist groups’ through which exceptional researchers and practitioners generate cutting edge solutions. The organisation -as demonstrated throughout this magazine – seeks out...

Embracing water’s all-too-human Legacy

I grew up fascinated by water as a powerful force of nature. It felt magic, beyond the reach of my family, country, or species. Drought or flood, water...

The price of water is eternal vigilance

What is water worth? In one form or another, that question runs through this entire issue. The answer depends on who gets asked – including...

Why water insecurity is changing our profession

A new viral online application lets you calculate the odds that your career will be automated. It’s an unnervingly existential tool: type in ‘occupation’...

FEATURED STORY

How collaboration with residents is shaping a smart approach to water

Seed funds were used to clean up Skanderborg's lake and have led to a new citizen-centric approach to water use and conservation. By Rune Kier...

NEWS

FAO links water pollution to agricultural practices

Water pollution resulting from the expansion of irrigation, livestock treatment, fertiliser and pesticide use is damaging human and environmental wellbeing, argues a new report...
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