International Water Association

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 Research in Canada’s Arctic

By Stephanie Gora For the past year I’ve had the privilege of managing a water research project in one of the most northern communities in...

Building a roadmap for a smart city

By Jedrzej Bylka* Few people will remember 1936 as a year of transformational change for water management, yet it marked a departure point from the traditional...

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...

Framing a multi-stakeholder approach to water security

By Declan Hearne and Pablo Orams* What role do corporate actors have in tackling water security issues and working towards the global development agenda more...

Principles of persuasion

How the social sciences can help unlock the barriers to adopting new technologies. By Sapna Mulki. The human capacity for innovation that ensures evolution and...

Why measure? Introducing the Water Indicator Application

By Paola Espinoza, Raul Glotzbach, and Katherine Cross Our daily life is full of indicators: from GDP providing an indication of economic health, to grades...

Is there fecal sludge on your salad?

By Marie Rødsten Sagen* As the sun sets over the lush fields in the Indian city of Kolkata, it suddenly dawns upon me: this is the...

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...

Can the Year of Wastewater catalyse action in Albania?

By Arlinda Ibrahimllari* As a young wastewater engineer at the Water Supply and Sewerage Company in Korça, the largest city in southeast Albania, I was given...

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Integrated water management for all

How to cope with multiple and competing uses of water is a defining issue of our time. The concept of integrated water resources management...

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Research reveals gross underestimation of desalination brine production

Research led by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health has revealed “gross underestimations” of the amount of brine produced as a...
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