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...

Fixing institutions won’t fix the pipes

It's time for development finance -- from below By Arjun Thapan* Purity of intent has never been at a discount in development finance institutions (DFIs). Most of us who...

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...

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...

The truth of inconvenience: why disrupt water management in a time of universal water...

By Miharu Hirano* On 1 August 2015, Japan's national water day, 32 households in a neighbourhood of Matsue city, near beautiful Lake Shinji, discovered they were...

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...

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...

What do private companies look for in a performance-based non-revenue water project?

By Jemima Sy Recent estimates place global annual non-revenue water (NRW), i.e. water produced but not billed because of commercial or physical losses, at 126...

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...

Research on the frontiers of urban ecology

From the IWA journals Water Science & Technology and Water Policy: Forging linkages: How to scale up urban projects from below Cities want to recycle water and...

FEATURED STORY

The rise of digital water

How and why digitalisation can revolutionise the 21st century utility. By Kala Vairavamoorthy and Will Sarni. Global water utilities are about to discover – as...

NEWS

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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