International Water Association

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

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...