International Water Association

Connecting urban landscapes with their watersheds

By Katharine Cross* Rapid urbanisation is one of the defining global trends of our time, with both positive and negative impacts. Increasing concentrations of population create...

Unlocking and financing climate-resilient, low-carbon emerging cities

By Tom Williams* Rapid urbanisation is one of the greatest demographic shifts humanity has ever experienced, with the biggest impacts being felt by cities in...

Answering the call to invest in the world’s poor

By Gary White* Many of the world’s leading philanthropic organisations, development banks, government officials, and impact entrepreneurs gathered at the United Nations to address the...

Making the human rights to water and sanitation a reality

The IWA has developed a manual for practitioners to explain what service providers, municipalities and other sector professionals need to do in order to realise...

Developing pathways to water-wise cities

By Tom Williams* Two years ago, humanity passed a critical threshold. For the first time in human history more people lived in cities and urban...

There has never been a better time to be a water professional

By Tom Williams* Never before has water been so high on the global political agenda; never before has water expertise been in such high demand....

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...

Unpacking “public participation”

By Miharu Hirano* A few years ago I saw the CEO of an Australian water utility talk about managing water supply in a period of...

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...

Why cities need to utilise their surrounding landscapes

By Kristina Hill* Suppose you woke up to discover a deep disturbance to the space/time continuum. Authorities have given 20 to 30 years before relocating you, and...

FEATURED STORY

Building resilient urban water systems for an uncertain future

A changing climate and rapid urbanisation demand a rethink in how we build and run towns and cities. Kala Vairavamoorthy, Nathanial Matthews and Paul Brown...

NEWS

Study reveals seismic water concerns for Seattle

Seattle Public Utilities in the US has completed a seismic study using updated information to analyse the performance of its drinking water system. The study...
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