International Water Association

Bring on the floods: how water professionals can help make cities resilient

By Bruce Beck ‘Engineering resilience’. The phrase was coined by an ecologist to signal something inferior, something not wanted — the constancy of timber production...

What will be the leading edge water solutions of the 21st century?

By Hong Li, Science & Technology, and Specialist Groups Manager at IWA Throughout history, securing a reliable and safe water supply, and dealing with wastewater, have been...

In developing countries, increased financing for water utilities is the only way to achieve...

By David Omolo One of the very first things that struck me when I came to the Netherlands, was how inconsequential drinking water was for...

Letting go of the need to know: an important water-wise principle

By Stuart Waters, Managing Director, Twyfords I have been interested to read the IWA Principles for Water Wise Cities, designed to help leaders deliver safer...

Hydroelectric power and the water-energy nexus

By Devon Hardy Climate change can no longer be ignored. Despite the current US Administration downgrading the threat of climate change in its National Security...

How the IWA deepened my perspective of the water industry

By Jacob Amengor In 2015, I joined the International Water Association (IWA) through the IWA Connect platform. Prior to that, I had come across the...

Integrating Nature into Urban Sanitation Services

By Fabio Masi Decoupling of biogeochemical cycles: will we be able to face this challenge? Biogeochemical cycles comprise a sequence of events where chemicals or molecules...

Water Policy and Regulation, Untapped Opportunities

Economies run on water. According to a study published by UNESCO’s World Water Assessment Programme, “78% of the jobs constituting the global workforce are...

Advance the New Normal, exploring water-energy-waste partnerships

Suvritha Ramphal, IWA Emerging Water Leader & Programme Officer Royal Danish Embassy South Africa The “new normal”, as anyone working in the water sector over...

From Grey to Blue: How Architecture Plays a Role in a Water-Wise World

A typical design sequence may be described as “architects make space, engineers add water.” Architectural designers handed over the task of configuring the water...

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How to make your city water-wise

The Source puts the IWA’s new urban principles to the test Water visions precede action. Yet it’s easy to offer “building blocks” to plan...

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SUEZ to treat wastewater at Rosneft sites

SUEZ has agreed to implement its water treatment technologies to improve water and wastewater processes for Rosneft, the Russian oil firm. A formal agreement was...
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