International Water Association

Embracing a holistic approach to urban water

By Jerry Yudelson* A mega-drought showed California’s cities could reduce water demand by 25 percent, at least temporarily. But as climate change accelerates extreme weather,...

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...

WASH infrastructure without behaviour change isn’t WASH!

By Regina Souter* The importance of ensuring everyone has access to sustainable clean water, safe sanitation, and is able to practice safe hygiene (or WASH...

Records can be broken: Lessons from the Millennium Drought

Australia has a long history of frequent droughts and consequently, much of its water management has been geared to coping with drought and its...

Managing wastewater as part of an integrated approach to WASH

By Sinead Lehane* Achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030 requires...

Water management is a serious business, not a game!

By Simone De Kleermaeker* Water management is increasingly challenged by pressures such as population growth, sea level rise and climate change. Given the uncertainties about the...

Why clean energy is a water conservation strategy

A greener grid that slashes emissions may also be 40% less thirsty, boosting local resilience while meeting international climate and SDG commitments By Kate Zerrenner* Recent...

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...

Demystifying Blockchain for Water Professionals: Part 1

As professionals who work in the multidisciplinary water sector, we need to be aware of what new technologies are available, and how they can...

Why technology alone won’t help smallholder farmers

All too often, the fusion of investment capital and smart irrigation technology falls short of expectations. The most common mistake is to assume the...

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A global repository for SARS-CoV-2 wastewater data

To progress the contribution of wastewater surveillance of the COVID-19 virus SARS-CoV-2, a group of international partners have established a global collaborative repository for...

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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...