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Water security requires the removal of subsidies

By Stella Thomas* Shrouded in an abaya, my first sight of Saudi Arabia in 2009 revealed desert extravagance. From the sands sprouted a flourishing garden...

Charting trends for an uncertain water future

By Hong Li* The water sector finds itself facing unprecedented challenges. The World Economic Forum has placed water at the top of its global risks...

Muddied waters: what will a new President do for US infrastructure?

President Obama just prioritised water efficiency, while those seeking his job confront high costs–and higher risks by doing nothing–when facing ageing infrastructure. Laura Turley...

To make water systems smarter and available for all, we need to get MAD

By Gustaf Olsson* When is a water system smart? At a minimum, if it produces an acceptable product while minimising energy and other resource requirements....

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...

Shifting values towards conservation

By Devon Hardy We live in a world in which everything has an economic value. Our time is measured in opportunity cost, our value to...

The case against rainwater harvesting

Equipped with digital media, driven by awareness of climate change, we grow savvy about sustainable solutions. But solving a natural resource issue like water...

A smart approach towards climate change

By Raul Glotzbach A week after about 179 people were killed in deadly floods in the western part of Japan in July, the country experienced...

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...

Advice from on high

Islamic and Catholic leaders have made pronouncements on the right to clean water with a powerful ethical message to billions of followers. How should...

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Investing in SDG 6: A vital confluence of natural, human, and...

By Kala Vairavamoorthy   At any given moment, day and night, a quarter of a million people are aloft, jetting at 800 km/h at an altitude...

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Afghanistan’s water levels drop 60 percent

The Ministry of Energy and Water of Afghanistan has said that water loss across the country is forcing people out of rural areas and...
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