International Water Association

Why efficiency programmes are the best strategy for water security

By Mary Ann Dickinson The world is watching with sympathetic alarm as Cape Town’s water crisis deepens. As of 1 February 2018, fewer than 100 days...

Framing a multi-stakeholder approach to water security

By Declan Hearne and Pablo Orams* What role do corporate actors have in tackling water security issues and working towards the global development agenda more...

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 and sanitation companies must be socially responsible

By Marco Antonio Cevallos* The Public Water and Sanitation Company of Quito, EPMAPS Agua de Quito, has been providing water and sanitation services to Ecuador’s capital...

A defining moment for the future of wastewater?

By Pritha Hariram* As we mark the international year of Wastewater, I’m taken back to my childhood crossing the Adayar Bridge in Chennai, India, in...

Phosphorus recovery and reuse from wastewater

By Prof. Hisao Ohtake Phosphorus (P) is essential to human life and vital for food production. It is the critical building block of DNA, cell membrane...

A drop of pop into public communication by water professionals

By Miharu Hirano* Public participation, as customer engagement, user involvement, accountability or transparency, is a concept increasingly discussed among water professionals. It aims to strengthening...

Principles of persuasion

How the social sciences can help unlock the barriers to adopting new technologies. By Sapna Mulki. The human capacity for innovation that ensures evolution and...

Collaboration is key to seizing the reuse opportunity of wastewater

By Lisa Andrews* Infrequent or a lack of potable water supply has made wastewater reuse and recovery a method of choice for many across the...

Letting go of the need to know: an important water-wise principle

By Stuart Waters, Managing Director, Twyfords I have been interested to read the IWA Principles for Water Wise Cities, designed to help leaders deliver safer...

FEATURED STORY

China’s sustainable Concept wastewater treatment plant progress

An expert committee has led development of an advanced sustainable wastewater treatment plant concept. Han-Qing Yu, Hongchen Wang and Jun Chen report on progress,...

NEWS

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...