International Water Association

Turn utility risks into enterprise resiliency

By Heather Smith* The desire for resilient water systems is fast becoming a keystone of utility governance. In 2016, an influential US consortium published “Taking the Next...

Is there fecal sludge on your salad?

By Marie Rødsten Sagen* As the sun sets over the lush fields in the Indian city of Kolkata, it suddenly dawns upon me: this is 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...

Bring on the floods: how water professionals can help make cities resilient

By Bruce Beck ‘Engineering resilience’. The phrase was coined by an ecologist to signal something inferior, something not wanted — the constancy of timber production...

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...

Can the SDGs reverse the decline in water quality?

The Sustainable Development Goals are a new focus for restoring water quality and river ecosystems By Ger Bergkamp, IWA Executive Director Governments around the world have...

Water Research in Canada’s Arctic

By Stephanie Gora For the past year I’ve had the privilege of managing a water research project in one of the most northern communities in...

Argentina expanding availability of water and sanitation

By Tom Williams* In 1999 Argentina was one year into a recession, which would develop into the ‘Argentine great depression’ that ended in 2002. The...

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...

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....

FEATURED STORY

Developing the digital water toolbox

Digital technologies are reshaping the water sector, and the implications and opportunities around this are the focus of this year’s IWA Digital Water Summit....

NEWS

Studies show a need for WASH practice review

The World Health Organization has released a position paper on the implications of recent WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and nutrition studies for WASH...