International Water Association

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’...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

FEATURED STORY

China’s sustainable Concept wastewater treatment plant progress

An expert committee has led development of an advanced sustainable wastewater treatment plant concept. Han-Qing Yu, Hongchen Wang and Jun Chen report on progress,...

NEWS

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...