International Water Association

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...

A defining moment for the future of wastewater?

By Pritha Hariram* As we mark the international year of Wastewater, I’m taken back to my childhood crossing the Adayar Bridge in Chennai, India, in...

Maximising potential for healthy rivers and low-carbon energy

By Michelle Lakly* As the global population climbs toward 9 billion, rivers will experience tremendous pressure. To provide the necessary resources for our growing communities, more...

It is time to listen to emerging water leaders

In September 2015 world leaders adopted an ambitious and challenging agenda for sustainable development: 17 goals and 169 targets to be achieved by 2030...

Cities, hubs for wastewater innovation

By Torgny Holmgren* Water is a finite resource. With a growing population, an expanding global middle class and a rise in energy and industrial production,...

Collaboration is key to seizing the reuse opportunity of wastewater

By Lisa Andrews* Infrequent or a lack of potable water supply has made wastewater reuse and recovery a method of choice for many across the...

The Green-Grey Era – or how we are heading towards the integration of Nature-based...

By Caterina Marinetti Nature-based solutions are already in place and scaling them up is possible Nature-based Solutions (NBS) applications  are many around the world. However, their cases...

Maximising financing for achieving the SDG ambition on water

By Guangzhe Chen* Since 1990 an additional 2.1 billion people worldwide gained access to improved sanitation and, 91 percent of the global population now use improved...

New tools vs. old truths

How many times did you hear from your elders: ‘When I was your age, I didn’t have a (fill in the blank) to do my...

Why slow and steady wins the race when it comes to groundwater sampling

Mike White, Territory Manager at Geotech, part of QED Environmental Systems, shares his thoughts on why he believes the groundwater industry will start to...

FEATURED STORY

Closing the SDG access gap – the challenge of intermittent supply

With 10 years remaining on the Sustainable Development Goal clock, time is short to tackle intermittent water supply, which undermines efforts to achieve the...

NEWS

Global warning on biodiversity

The fifth edition of the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report, published by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), warns that action on biodiversity is...